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Silk, rectangular sash with selvedge edges; damask fabric with a repeating leaf pattern on blue lozenge background with red central spots; three green and black red long tailed birds with red detailing.

History Of Use

Used to help secure obi by wrapping around waist and tying in front, it is then pushed down between the obi and kimono to form a decorative band.


Part of the Miss Jessie M. Miller Collection. Miss Miller was a teaching evangelist for the Anglican Church of Canada.

Iconographic Meaning

Hoo bird, one of the four fabulous animals which control the destiny of the empire; to Buddhists it represents western paradise and wisdom.

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