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Nishijin-ori Obi Textiles (Brocades)

nishijin-ori obi brocadeAll Items on this page are high-quality Nishijin-ori brocades, manufactured in Kyoto, the ancient capital city famous for its textile tradition. These brocades are used for obi (a wide sash tied over a kimono), costumes for traditional plays, doll clothing, and so on.

We recommend you use these gorgeous weaves for making bags, table-runners, placemats, cushion covers, etc. It can be used by itself, or in combination with other materials.


All fabrics on this page are 100% silk and 13in (34cm) wide. Minimum cut is 0.25 yard.
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Deer under a Tree - Brick
100% silk. VERY high quality. 13in (34cm) wide.

This reproduces a famous pattern found on a screen panel kept in the Shosoin, Imperial Repository, in Nara, Japan, that was built in the 8th century. The pattern shows Persian influence, which suggests the fact that the Silk Road, an ancient trading route from Europe to China, extended to Japan.

The button on fabric is 0.8inch (2cm) in diameter.

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Ref # sk11a      $53.00 yd         Quantity:  




Deer under a Tree
100% silk. VERY high quality. 13in (34cm) wide.

This reproduces a famous pattern found on a screen panel kept in the Shosoin, Imperial Repository, in Nara, Japan, that was built in the 8th century. The pattern shows Persian influence, which suggests the fact that the Silk Road, an ancient trading route from Europe to China, extended to Japan.

The button on fabric is 0.8inch (2cm) in diameter.

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Ref # sk11c      $53.00 yd         Quantity:  




Lions with Peony Arabesque - Dark Violet
100% silk Nishijin-ori woven in Kyoto. VERY high quality. 13in (34cm) wide.

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Ref # sk26q      $53.00 yd         Quantity:  




Imaginative Floral - Light Purple
100% silk Nishijin-ori woven in Kyoto. VERY high quality. 13in (34cm) wide.

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Ref # sk25um      $53.00 yd         Quantity:  




Shippo Joints in Dark Green Tea
100% silk Nishijin-ori woven in Kyoto. VERY high quality. 13in (34cm) wide.

Traditional design in classic tasty color.
Very elegant and precious design.

Fabric thickness: approx. 0.44 mm

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Ref # sk23j      $53.00 yd         Quantity:  




OUT OF STOCK: Classic Stripes - Harvest
OUT OF STOCK.

100% silk Nishijin-ori woven in Kyoto. VERY high quality. 13in (34cm) wide.

Fabric thickness: approx. 0.4 mm

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Ref # sk24a      $53.00 yd         Quantity:  




Tatewaku Tiny Flowers - Black
100% silk Nishijin-ori woven in Kyoto. VERY high quality. 13in (34cm) wide.

A traditional pattern that was used by the nobility. These undulating lines symbolize rising steam. This version has flowers between the lines. Small-scale pattern.

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Ref # sk08t      $53.00 yd         Quantity:  




Triangle Pattern - Black
100% silk Nishijin-ori woven in Kyoto. VERY high quality. 13in (34cm) wide.

This pattern called "Uroko", or fish or dragon scales, is traditional, yet very modern. It has been believed to keep evil spirits away.
Gold triangles on black.

Thickness: approx. 0.43mm

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Ref # sk14y      $53.00 yd         Quantity:  




Wave Pattern - Black
100% silk. VERY high quality. 13in (34cm) wide.

This is a very popular traditional pattern.

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Ref # sk17y      $53.00 yd         Quantity:  




Cranes - Old Rose
100% silk Nishijin-ori woven in Kyoto. VERY high quality. 13in (34cm) wide.

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Ref # sk18g      $53.00 yd         Quantity:  




Antique Medallion Pattern - Brown
100% silk Nishijin-ori woven in Kyoto. VERY high quality. 13in (34cm) wide.

Brown and gold threads. Colors may appear a little different on some monitors.

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Ref # sk19n      $53.00 yd         Quantity:  




Jumping Carps - Dark Navy
100% silk Nishijin-ori woven in Kyoto. VERY high quality. 13in (34cm) wide.

Thickness: approx. 0.45mm

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Ref # sk20b      $53.00 yd         Quantity:  




Crane Hexagonal - Green Tea
100% silk Nishijin-ori woven in Kyoto. VERY high quality. 13in (34cm) wide.

Thickness: approx. 0.44 mm

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Ref # sk21k      $53.00 yd         Quantity:  




Treasures in Squares
100% silk. VERY high quality. 13in (34cm) wide.
Various lucky patterns arranged in squares. Beautiful deep red.

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Ref # sk02v      $53.00 yd         Quantity:  




Arabesque Chrysanthemum Pattern
100% silk. VERY high quality. 13in (34cm) wide. This classical pattern will be useful for many projects. The chrysanthemum is the flower of the emperor and one of Japan's favorite blooms.

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Ref # sk13e      $53.00 yd         Quantity:  




Peony Pattern on Coral Pink
100% silk. VERY high quality. 13in (34cm) wide.
A typical arabesque design in beautiful colors.
Orangish coral pink. Darker color than the pink "sk16pi."

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Ref # sk16l      $53.00 yd         Quantity:  




Peony Pattern on Pink
100% silk. VERY high quality. 13in (34cm) wide.
A typical arabesque design in beautiful colors.
Lighter color than the coral pink "sk16l."

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Ref # sk16pi      $53.00 yd         Quantity:  




Strawberry Pattern
100% silk. VERY high quality. 13in (34cm) wide. This traditional pattern is named strawberries as the round floral motif resembles them. On this fabric the fruits are separated by a geometric pattern.

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Ref # sk15g      $53.00 yd         Quantity:  




Fans
100% silk. VERY high quality. 13in (34cm) wide. Fans of various beautiful designs are scattered. Chic and sophisticated.

The button on fabric is 0.8inch (2cm) in diameter.

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Ref # sk07r      $53.00 yd         Quantity:  




Arisugawa Deer Pattern
100% silk. VERY high quality. 13in (34cm) wide. A famous traditional geometric pattern possibly inspired by Middle Eastern design. It is said to have been used exclusively by the Arisugawa Family, an imperial family. The red color adds a gorgeous, exotic touch to this unique design.

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Ref # sk09o      $53.00 yd         Quantity:  




Ume Blossoms on Dark Navy
100% silk. VERY high quality. 13in (34cm) wide. Ume blossoms and pine needles in Arabesque style on a very dark navy background. Auspicious motif.

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Ref # sk06b      $53.00 yd         Quantity:  




Characters on Dark Violet
100% silk. VERY high quality. 13in (34cm) wide.

Although different in form, all these are the same character meaning a felicity or happiness. They are only written in different styles.

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Ref # sk03q      $53.00 yd         Quantity:  




Characters on Light Beige
100% silk. VERY high quality. 13in (34cm) wide.

Although different in form, all these are the same character meaning a felicity or happiness. They are only written in different styles.

The button on fabric is 0.8inch (2cm) in diameter.

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Ref # sk03u      $53.00 yd         Quantity:  




Characters on Brick
100% silk. VERY high quality. 13in (34cm) wide.

Although different in form, all these are the same character meaning a felicity or happiness. They are only written in different styles. Thin yard, rather soft for obi brocade fabric. No floating thread on the back.

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Ref # sk03a      $53.00 yd         Quantity:  




Birds of Paradise
100% silk. 13in (34cm) wide. VERY high quality.

Utterly gorgeous design with beautiful colors! Thin yard, rather soft for obi brocade fabric. No floating thread on the back.

The button on fabric is 0.8inch (2cm) in diameter.

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Ref # sk04t      $53.00 yd         Quantity:  




Grapes
100% silk. VERY high quality. 13in (34cm) wide. Tiny motif. Will be especially useful for making small projects.

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Ref # sk05v      $53.00 yd         Quantity:  




Paulownia
100% silk. VERY high quality.
13in (34cm) wide.

This fabric features the paulownia, the most popular family crest motif in Japan. Thin lines on the background signify clouds.

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Ref # sk10i      $53.00 yd         Quantity:  




Rabbits
100% silk. VERY high quality. 13in (34cm) wide. This is a traditional rabbit design often found on kimono and obi sash.

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Ref # sk12f      $53.00 yd         Quantity:  




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