This is supposed to be one of the drugs employed by the Obi wizards and witches.
These harmonize with the obi in color and give a dainty finish to the costume.
Some on 'em are awful dirty folks, that's a fact, and Obi was one of them.
Presently the door of the hut opened, and the Obi man appeared.
He notices that an obi is not often worn; and when worn is soon discarded.
When he would rush forth he was pulled back by the girdle (obi).
The hut was a temple of Obi: in plainer terms, the dwelling of an Obeah-man.
The Ostiaks worship a water-spirit of the river Obi and also a thunder-god.
And what an obi, cried Aiyam, as she dragged it from the chest, grass green and silver!
The Obi was deserted—not a boat of any description which could take him over the water!