A Brightly Colored Sakiori Obi: High Intensity Colors
ca. mid twentieth century
100" x 5", 254 cm x 15.75 cm
This is a lovely, brightly colored sakiori obi, a traditional kimono sash that has been woven with a weft of shredded cloth.
The warp yarns of this thickly woven obi alternate red and yellow, producing a striped effect and adding a haze of red and yellow
over the weft yarns. The weft yarns--made of rag--also alternate in
color to produce a regular pattern up the obi. The weft yarns are white, mottled grey/black or grey/blue and red. The overall color is hot, saturated and vibrant.
The obi is in very good condition with no discernible stains, frays or holes.A really lovely, cheery sakiori obi.