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Title:Obi (sash)
Date Made:19th century
Materials:patched and appliqued silk with paper wefts, new silk lining
Measurements:Overall: 51 5/8 in x 11 3/8 in; 131.1 cm x 28.9 cm
Accession Number:  AC T.1940.11
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. George D. Pratt (Vera Hale)

Worn by Buddhist monks. The patching is symbolic of poverty. Often rich fabrics were donated to monks.

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