A Beautifully Woven Sakiori Obi: Soft Colors
mid twentieth century
124" x 5 3/4", 315 cm x 14.5 cm
This is a lovely sakiori obi, or a rustic, traditional kimono sash that is woven using shredded cloth as its weft yarn.
The obi is woven in such a way that it shows columns of lighter and darker areas of similar size, which, when seen as a whole, give a vaguely checkerboard look.
The finished color of the obi is almost iridescent in tone due to the color of the warp and weft yarns, a lovely combination of hues.
This rag woven obi is in good, used condition and both of the short ends are finished.
A beautifully woven and colored folk textile.