Obi with Dragon and Phoenix
Silk satin with supplementary weft patterning in silk and metallic threads
Overall: 164 x 27 1/4 in. (416.6 x 69.2 cm)
Gift of Phillip H. Rubin, 2006
Not on view
A dragon and a phoenix, fantastic creatures of Chinese origin, are shown here in a Japanese obi against a background crowded with peonies and chrysanthemums. The dragon is seen in its usual Qing dynasty Chinese milieu, which includes stylized motifs of a mountain, waves, and flaming jewel.
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