1000 Stitch Belt-0016 "ON HOLD"
This is a heavy white silk One-Thousand Stitch Belt that measures approximately 7.00″ High X 28.50″ Long, not including the tie strings. Sewn in-between the inner and outer two layers of silk material is a beautiful red knotted tiger stitched panel. Next to the tiger are 4 red kanji characters that say, Buun Chokyu or “May Your Military Fortunes Be Long Lasting”. At one time this senninbari had 2 good luck coins (probably a 5-sen and a 10-sen coin) sewn to the tiger, but typical to some senninbari, these have been removed. Especially at War’s end, food and money were lacking. Often the good luck coins were removed by family members out of necessity. Two small tears remain in the silk where the coins were accessed. Those measure approximately 1.00-1.50 inches long (see photos). There is also a small area, approximately 3.00″ long where some of the threads are loose. (see last image). Overall, this is a nice genuine tiger belt.