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Folio. (53.5 x 38.5 cm.) 53 leaves with 106 full page original gouache designs mounted back to back, nearly all with paper title labels and many highlighted in gold or silver. Original Japanese block book cloth binding, paper label. Covers a little rubbed, contents with some signs of age and use but generally in excellent condition. Magnificent collection of designs for Maru Obi by Miyake Sejiro, one of the leading Kyoto kimono drapers of the day. Although not named on the title we are reliably informed that this was originally acquired as part of an archive from Miyake Sijiro Shoten. Maru obi, "one-piece obi" is the most formal obi. It is made from cloth about 68 cm wide and is folded around a double lining and sewn together. Maru obi were at their most popular during the Taisho and Meiji periods. Their bulk and weight make maru obi difficult to handle and nowadays they are worn mostly by geishas and maikos or as a part of a bride's outfit. A maru obi is about 30 centimetres (12 in) to 35 centimetres (14 in) wide and 360 centimetres (11.8 ft) to 450 centimetres (14.8 ft) long, fully patterned and often embroidered with metal-coated yarn and foilwork. N° de réf. du libraire
Titre : .4th Kimono Obi Belt Design ...
Éditeur : Kyoto Meiji 40
Date d'édition : 1907
Description du livre 1907. [SEJIRO, Miyake]. 4th Kimono Obi Belt Design Competition.volume 6 Kyoto Meiji 40 1907. 106 original gouache designs mounted back to back ranging in size from 330 x 275 to 475 x 320 mm. Folio, 535 x 385 mm, bound in a contemporary light blue Japanese block book cloth binding with paper label. Kyoto, 1907. An extensive collection of original designs for Maru Obi, the most formal of the traditional decorative cloth worn around the middle of a kimono by the Kyoto kimono draper, Miyake Sejiro. These well achieved, large scale gouaches display an array of Meiji design sensibility featuring natural subject matter intertwined with geometric and abstract elements. Although not named on the title, this album was originally acquired as part of an archive from Miyake Sijiro Shoten. Covers with some edge wear, some of the gouaches a little scuffed, but overall they are clean and bright and well persevered in the album. N° de réf. du libraire 164052