japanese traditional 'fukuro' obi belt. Lavish use of gold and silver threads in hand embroidered and painted chrysanthemum flowers and golden leaf motif. 1930s, silk brocaide. Frequently these obi were more expensive than the kimonos they adorned.
I am actually completely and totally in love. Disregard any other dresses, if I was getting married tomorrow, this is the dress I would want. SO PERFECTLY LOVELY. I adore the length, the material, the neckline, the shrug, the colour of the belt, the flower. EVERYTHING. Stephanie Allin 'Bardot'