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Subject:Help with Large Silk Marks
Posted By: Robert Tue, Aug 17, 2021 IP:

Can anyone help me translate this huge piece of silk measuring over 13 feet long? Any ideas on purpose or is just a roll of fabric?
Thanks so much!!

Subject:Re: Help with Large Silk Marks
Posted By: I.Nagy Tue, Aug 17, 2021

This is an obi (sash) to keep the kimono closed.
A normal obi can be 12" wide and about 13 ft. long.
These obis are traditionally produced in the Nishijin area of Kyoto.
Embroidered inscription,
美由幾唐錦 - Miyuki Karanishiki
Miyuki is a brand name.
Karanishiki: Tang Dynasty brocade i.e. beautiful pattern with crimson colors
檢査證 - Inspection Certificate
合格  - Pass

Could be 70-90 years old.

With regards,

Subject:Re: Help with Large Silk Marks
Posted By: I.Nagy Wed, Aug 18, 2021

Sorry, but I forgot to translate the last line of seal,
Nishijin Textil Trade Association

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