Maru Obi

TheĀ Maru obi, kimono sash, were the most popular of the kimono sash in the 19th century is now rarely in use mainly because of its bulk. The construction of a Maru obi is over four yards in length of brocade or tapestry cloth and twenty-seven inches wide. Because of the bulk created by the length, width and cost of this obi make it obsolete today. The Maru obi was most popular during the Meiji and Taisho periods, but today is only worn with bridal kimono in traditional Japanese weddings and the most formal occasions.