A Beautifully Subtle Sakiori Obi: Twisted Bi-Colored Warp

$95.00 USD

mid twentieth century
116" x 6 1/2", 294.5 cm x 16.5 cm

A sakiori obi is a traditional kimono sash that has been woven from shredded rags that have been transformed into weft yarns: sakiori is the Japanese term for rag weaving.

In making sakiori obi the rags used for making weft yarns are cotton but some are silk, rayon or whatever cloth was available or attractive to use for weft yarn.

In this case the sakiori obi is entirely cotton, both warp and weft. This particular obi is notable for its good age and for its rustic appearance.

The colors in this obi are beautifully muted. They travel up the length of the cloth in a fairly random manner as it seems the weaver of this obi was using available weft yarns to create this sash.

The warp yarns are twisted from a light and dark toned cotton which lend a lovely haze to the overall color tone of the obi.

A wonderful, old sakiori obi.


A Beautifully Subtle Sakiori Obi: Twisted Bi-Colored Warp