A Beautifully Colored Sakiori Obi: Rag Woven Sash
mid twentieth century
116" x 6 1/4", 294.5 cm x 15.75 cm
This is a lovely sakiori obi, or a rustic, traditional kimono sash that is woven using shredded cloth as its weft yarn.
The warp yarns are of black dyed cotton and the weft yarns are fairly evenly spaced bars in several tones and mottled colors, the design is punctuated by regularly-spaced bars of black colored weft yarns.
This rag woven obi is in good, used condition and both of the short ends are unfinished so you can see the black, fringed warp yarns.
A beautiful, vibrantly colored folk textile.