1000 Stitch Tiger Belt With Buun Chokyu-"May Your Military Fortunes Be Long Lasting" Slogan
This is a really nice 1000 Stitch Belt that has been knotted in the shape of a tiger. Tiger belts are getting tough to find, and I am happy to have recently acquired this one. This example is made from a heavy white silk material that is deeply age-toned and showing signs of having been worn in the field. 1000 small red silk or cotton knots were placed in the center of the belt and take the image of a leaping tiger. Two red kanji characters may be seen at the tiger’s head and two more are found near his tail and hind legs; these say Buun Chokyu or “May Your Military Fortunes Be Long Lasting”. The two layers of silk material have been stitched closed across the top of the senninbari with white cotton thread. At one time there may have been tie strings, but I can’t say for certain. Approximate measurements are 6.5″ high X 46.” long. Five small bundles of red thread may also be seen at various points on the belt. At one time there may have been good luck coins sewn to this, but those are long gone.
Overall, this is a nice example of an iconic tiger 1000 stitch belt or senninbari.