|MEIJI ERA (1868-1912) BROCADE MARU WEDDING OBI THREE FRIENDS IN WINTER AND PHEONIX|
The antique brocade wedding obi is woven in pattern three friends in winter. This motif is composed of pine, chrysanthemum, and bamboo. These plants are associated with winter, long life and refinement. The pattern also features a white phoenix, the mythical sacred bird of transformation. The colors include olive green, dark green, white, silver, gold and copper. This obi is usually worn as part of the wedding ensemble. They are treasured by Japanese families and handed from one generation to the next. It is in good condition.