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8222Re: [SCA-JML] Ate-obi--what exactly is it?

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  • Anthony J. Bryant
    Sep 8, 2002
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      Ii Saburou wrote:

      > As the subject asks, what is an ate-obi? I know that it is worn with such
      > things as the kariginu--seems to be just an all-purpose belt (although you
      > probably need one that matches your outfit. My thought is to do an
      > ate-obi of the same fabric as that of the kariginu that I am making...
      > assuming I have enough fabric. It seems like it just needs to wrap around
      > once and tie in front, since there does not appear to be a support
      > function (that I can see) other than keeping the garment closed. Any
      > thoughts are appreciated.
      >

      That's exactly what it is. Technically, it's what we might call a "self-belt"
      -- that is, a sash made of the same fabric as the garment it's worn with, so
      as to be functionally nearly invisible.

      Effingham
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