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

$95.00 USD

mid twentieth century
114" x 5 1/4", 289.5 cm x 13.5 cm 

This is a very good looking sakiori obi, or a rustic, traditional kimono sash that is woven using shredded cloth as its weft yarn.

The warp yarns are of very fine, black dyed cotton and the weft yarns are fairly evenly spaced bars of cotton rag yarns in variegated colors and textures.

The variation of both color and texture are not distinguished by any kind of intentional design but rather there is something of a free-form application of both to the length of the cloth..

This rag woven obi is in good, used condition.

It is a beautiful, vibrantly colored folk textile.