Are there old photographs or advertisements as evidence?
Re: Set of four phoenix / dragon beads w/ slotted holes -- jrj Post Reply Edit Forum Where am I?
Posted by: Frederick II Post Reply
10/29/2017, 02:15:36

Even though many Japanese antiques dealers in obidome try to sell them as obidome…

We can see slotted hole cloisonné beads in metal belts working better than usage as obidome.
The beads' apertures are far too thin, wide and abrasive for usage on thickly woven ribbons.
Also, the angular Chinese look of the beads is disturbing -to me- against Japanese textiles.

In general, I do not find Chinese things blending well with Japanese things.

Modified by Frederick II at Sun, Oct 29, 2017, 03:00:55

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