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 Post subject: Help identifying motifs ID: Karabana, Tsuji & Hishi
PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2011 9:37 pm 
Shikomi-san
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I just picked up this nagoya obi from Ichiroya (http://www.ichiroya.com/item/list2/193092/) and while I know that mandarin ducks are a winter motif, I'm not sure if the rest of the pattern is abstract or not.

Any help identifying? :D


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 Post subject: Re: Help identifying motifs
PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2011 9:56 pm 
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First Mate Boobie-san (Mod)
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Fav. Motif: apples, tsujigahana
I think the flowers are karabana, imaginary Chinese flowers. I can't tell if the lines would be considered latticework (tsuji) or not. The diamond is "hishi" (if it's made of flowers, it's called hanabishi).

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 Post subject: Re: Help identifying motifs
PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2011 6:30 am 
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Is everything but the ducks season neutral? And as to the karabana, is that just the pink flowers or is that include the red around the ducks too? Because I swear there's almost an orchid look to some of them, but I really could be wrong, I haven't gotten a very good eye for flower patterns yet.


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 Post subject: Re: Help identifying motifs
PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2011 4:57 pm 
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Geometrics are usually all-season, and since karabana are imaginary, they don't have a season. I think it's all of the flowers on your obi, but that's only my opinion. It's a rather celebratory/auspicious obi. I think you could really wear it in any season (save summer, when it's ro season, but still, then we wear what we have).

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 Post subject: Re: Help identifying motifs
PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2011 7:32 pm 
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Well, thanks for your help ^^


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