Learn About The Obi in Fashion and Art
The February 5th meeting of Ikebana Naples Chapter #160 will feature Laura Felt from the Asheville, Ikebana chapter who will dazzle us with her artful knowledge and tying of obis. The meeting will be held at Moss Hall of the Moorings Presbyterian Church, 791 Harbour Drive starting at 9 a.m. An obi is literally a sash for traditional Japanese dress worn by men and women for Japanese martial arts and as part of kimono outfits. There are many types of obi, most for women: wide obis made of brocade and narrower, simpler obis for everyday wear. The fanciest and most colorful obis are for young unmarried women. The contemporary women's obi is a very conspicuous accessory, sometimes even more so than the kimono robe itself. A fine formal obi might cost more than the rest of the entire outfit. Most interesting for our attendees is the way that the obi can be used as a table centerpiece or decoration for the home which Laura will also be demonstrating. Some obis will be available for purchase at the event as part of the large Ginza or marketplace where Japanese containers and other flower arranging materials will also be available. For more information about this event please go to our website, www.ikebananaples.com.
Moorings Presbyterian Church, Moss Hall
791 Harbour Drive, Naples, FL 34119