A Beautiful Sakiori Obi: Changing Colored Stripes

$115.00 USD

early to mid twentieth century
116" x 8", 294.5 cm x 20 cm

Shown here is a sakiori obi, which is a traditional kimono sash that has been woven from a black cotton warp and a weft of shredded, recycled cottons.

The black cotton warp lends a rich, overall tint to this piece; the rag weft yarn is of beautifull colored stripes, ordered in regular blocks, with the beautiful surprise that the progression of color and tone changes down the length of the obi.

The grey, blue, orange and pink tones of the rag weft play wonderfully off each other and create a very handsome color story on this utilitarian, hand woven textile.

A particularly good example of a sakiori obi for its color and its good, used condition and the quality of weaving used to make it.


A Beautiful Sakiori Obi: Changing Colored Stripes