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Obi Series




Obi, 2975
Obi 2, 2975
Obi 3, 2275
Obi, 2975
Obi 2, 2975
Obi 3, 2275
Obi 4, 1675
Obi 5, 2275
Obi 6, 1675
Obi 4, 1675
Obi 5, 2275
Obi 6, 1675
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Obi (帯, おび) is a sash for traditional Japanese dress, keikogi and part of kimono outfits worn by men and women beginning in the 1600’s.

There is a a particular formal elegance to this very interesting garment/appendage. I feel a casual softness that balances formality with comfort. The overall design brings a sophistication to a kimono made even with a relatively plain fabric.

These paintings are my abstract interpretations of the obi in various styles, colors and forms. I saw this garment lending to a simple composition with conceptual abstract design.


Fine Art by Ray Zovar 608-838-6617 Studio, 608-345-2991 Cell