A Beautifully Colored Wide Sakiori Obi: Ragweave
ca. mid twentieth century
116" x 11 1/4", 294.5 cm x 28.5 cm
This is a nicely colored and woven sakiori obi, or a rustic, traditional kimono sash that is woven using shredded cloth as its weft yarn.
The cotton warp yarns on this obi are white, fine, and densely set. The weft yarns--thin, shredded rags--are black, blue, and white. The white warp yarns mute the color of the weft fill and the visual sense is that the obi is of soft white, grey and blue.
There is a stain on the obi, shown in the accompanying photos. Please know that this stain only shows on one side of the obi; it does not permeate the cloth.
This hand woven sakiori obi is in very good condition, with no visible holes, and it is a very handsome example of a traditional, sakiori weaving.A beautifully colored, beautifully woven folk textile.