Sakiori

Sakiori weaving uses a rag weft against a warp of either bast fiber or cotton. The weft material is often made from shredded kimono or other recycled garments which can be of cotton, silk or other material. Sakiori clothing was first woven by Japanese peasants around 1750 for its warmth and durability as newly minted cotton cloth at that time was too rare and expensive for a farmer or fisherman. The home manufacture and use of sakiori clothing and hearth covers in rural areas of Japan disappeared anywhere from 50-100 years ago, although a few individuals and some historical preservation societies still weave this cloth today.
A Multi-Colored Sakiori Obi: Narrow Slivers of Colors

A Multi-Colored Sakiori Obi: Narrow Slivers of Colors

mid twentieth century110" x 6 1/2", 279.5 cm x 16.5 cm Sh... (more)

A Narrow Sakiori Obi: Graphic Stripes

A Narrow Sakiori Obi: Graphic Stripes

mid twentieth century108" x 5", 274.5 cm x 12.5 cm  This ... (more)

A Sakiori Obi: Brown Base and Contrasting Narrow Lines

A Sakiori Obi: Brown Base and Contrasting Narrow Lines

mid twentieth century124" x 7", 315 cm x 18 cm This is a ... (more)

A Green Colored Rustic Obi: Textured Kimono Sash

A Green Colored Rustic Obi: Textured Kimono Sash

mid twentieth century114" x 6", 289.5 cm x 15 cm  This is... (more)

A Multi-Colored, Nicely Textured Sakiori Obi: Rag Weave

A Multi-Colored, Nicely Textured Sakiori Obi: Rag Weave

mid twentieth century114" x 5 1/4", 289.5 cm x 13.5 cm  T... (more)

A Sakiori or Rag Weave Obi: Close Tones

A Sakiori or Rag Weave Obi: Close Tones

early to mid twentieth century120" x 6 1/2", 305 cm x 16.... (more)

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