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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.

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Ref # sk11a

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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

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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

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Imaginative Floral - Light Purple

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

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Ref # sk25um

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Wave Pattern - Black

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

This is a very popular traditional pattern.

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Ref # sk17y

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Cranes - Old Rose

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

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Ref # sk18g

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Additional items in this category
    

Deer under a Tree - Brick



Deer under a Tree



Lions with Peony Arabesque - Dark Violet



Imaginative Floral - Light Purple



Shippo Joints in Dark Green Tea



OUT OF STOCK: Classic Stripes - Harvest



Tatewaku Tiny Flowers - Black



Triangle Pattern - Black



Wave Pattern - Black



Cranes - Old Rose



Antique Medallion Pattern - Brown



Jumping Carps - Dark Navy



Crane Hexagonal - Green Tea



Treasures in Squares



Arabesque Chrysanthemum Pattern



Peony Pattern on Coral Pink



Peony Pattern on Pink



Strawberry Pattern



Fans



Arisugawa Deer Pattern



Ume Blossoms on Dark Navy



Characters on Dark Violet



Characters on Light Beige



Characters on Brick



Birds of Paradise



Grapes



Paulownia



Rabbits



Deer under a Tree - Brick



Deer under a Tree



Lions with Peony Arabesque - Dark Violet



Imaginative Floral - Light Purple



Shippo Joints in Dark Green Tea



OUT OF STOCK: Classic Stripes - Harvest



Tatewaku Tiny Flowers - Black



Triangle Pattern - Black



Wave Pattern - Black



Cranes - Old Rose



Antique Medallion Pattern - Brown



Jumping Carps - Dark Navy



Crane Hexagonal - Green Tea



Treasures in Squares



Arabesque Chrysanthemum Pattern



Peony Pattern on Coral Pink



Peony Pattern on Pink



Strawberry Pattern



Fans



Arisugawa Deer Pattern



Ume Blossoms on Dark Navy



Characters on Dark Violet



Characters on Light Beige



Characters on Brick



Birds of Paradise



Grapes



Paulownia



Rabbits




       


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