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Piece of Her Majesty's Obi

ca. 1940's

25 in. x 12 1/2 in. (63.5 cm x 31.75 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 2005.6.10
Geography: Asia, Japan
Classification: Clothing and Adornments; Adornments
Culture/Nationality: Japanese
Collection: Elizabeth Gray Vining '23 Collection

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  • Asian - Refers to the cultures of the continent of Asia, which is in the eastern hemisphere, and is bounded by the Pacific Ocean, the Indian Ocean, the Arctic Ocean, and is generally considered to be delimited on the west by the Ural Mountains. It also refers to the numerous islands off the coast of Asia.
  • fragments - Portions of objects that are torn, broken off from, or dislocated from their original whole.
  • Japanese - Nationality, periods, cultures, and styles found in Japan, either in historical times or in the present.
  • obis - Sashes of varying widths and sometimes stiffened, tied around the waist in intricate patterns of bows and knots usually at the back, but also in front, worn over a kimono; also, similar sashes worn for fashionable dress.
  • textiles - General term for carpets, fabrics, costume, or other works made of textile materials, which are natural or synthetic fibers created by weaving, felting, knotting, twining, or otherwise processing. For works of art or high craft that employ textile as a medium, prefer "textile art (visual works)."

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The following Bibliography exist for this object:
  • Carrie Robbins and Steven Z. Levine. Mirrors & Masks. Bryn Mawr College. Bryn Mawr, PA, March, 2017
    Page Number: 67, Figure Number: 34

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