A Beautiful Sakiori Obi: Blues
ca. mid twentieth century
112" x 5 1/2", 284 cm x 14 cm
This is a lovely and beautifully colored sakiori obi, or a rustic, traditional kimono sash that is woven using shredded cloth as its weft yarn.
The warp yarns are of white or undyed cotton and the weft yarns are fairly evenly spaced bars of what appear to be blue and white figured rag yarn, black rag yarn, pale blue rag yarn and a thin, horizontal stripe of intense yellow yarn, probably not rag.
This lovely obi is in good, used condition and both of the short ends are finished.
A handsomely colored folk textile in an unusual color palette.