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ID: Eggplant

Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2016 2:11 am
by IG Team
Aoi

No matter how much I stare at this obi, I can't figure out what this motif is supposed to be :D They made me think of a bag or some sort of fruit or vegetable. (And from the small picture I thought for a moment that they were guinea pigs :D) Any ideas?
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Re: ID: Eggplant

Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2016 2:12 am
by IG Team
teabot

my first thought was eggplant, but the shape is a little bit different than the typical shape of Japanese eggplant...

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typical shapes i see in the grocery store are the oblong versions 長なす, but this obi looks more like 米なす (American eggplant)...

might be something else as well...

Re: ID: Eggplant

Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2016 2:13 am
by IG Team
Aoi

It definitely could be it, a couple of those eggplants even have similar leaves sticking out like in the obi. Thanks!

Re: ID: Eggplant

Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2016 2:14 am
by IG Team
Tsubame

my first impression was.. ticks (professional bias sorry :sigh )

and the second was eggplants indeed.
really you can find anything on obi and kimono