observing obi for trim

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Traditionally a obi is a sash worn with a kimono or with the uniforms used by practitioners of Japanese martial arts but I recently thought, “why not use them for a home decor project”. As I was pursuing an obi on Ebay I realized that for the money and the impact that these would be a great option to trim home decor items such as drapes, tablecloths and some upholstery pieces. The men’s obi also known as a kaku-obi is usually about 12 feet long by 3 inches wide and combined with the fact that I just won an obi on Ebay for .o1 (plus shipping) I am thinking that there will be some project I can use it for.
Really great trim can usually cost a pretty penny. In fact I think for a standard wide-band greek key trim it will run a minimum of about $10 a yard…which adds up fast.
Anyway I will let you know how it goes with my new kaku-obi. All of the above images are from Ebay. I just plugged in kaku obi and obi into the search engine in case you are interested.
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The above drapes are from Grant Gibson’s place as seen in the the The New York Times.

Source: http://vivafullhouse.blogspot.com/2011/02/observing-obi-for-trim.html

Suri Cruise Jennifer Lawrence Bethanie Mattek Sands Annette Bening

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