A Rustic Sakiori Obi: Greys
mid twentieth century
108" x 6", 274.5 cm x 15 cm
Shown here is a sakiori obi, which is a traditional kimono sash that has been woven from a weft of shredded, recycled cloth--in this case it may be a mixture of cotton and silk.
The warp yarns are very fine and seem to be Mercerized cotton, silk or rayon; are grey, black and red in color. The weft rag yarns are evenly spaced bars of variegated colors in light grey, dark grey and a burgundy tone.
A beautifully muted sakiori obi in good, well-used condition appropriate with its age.