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Wedding Obi

c. 1930s–80s
Overall: 32.1 x 408.3 cm (12 5/8 x 160 3/4 in.)
This artwork is known to be under copyright.
Location: not on view

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The standard dimensions of obi have changed over time.


Many of the motifs on this wedding obi correspond to items that would be found in a woman’s wedding trousseau, a group of objects a well-to-do woman would historically have brought with her to her marital home. They include garments and games, among other household goods.
Wedding Obi

Wedding Obi

c. 1930s–80s

Japan, Shōwa period (1926–89)

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