A Brown, Grey and Purple Sakiori Obi: Mottled Colors
mid twentieth century
116" x 8", 294 cm x 20 cm
This is a lovely, deeply colored sakiori obi, or a rustic, traditional kimono sash that is woven using shredded cloth as its weft yarn.
The warp yarns are cotton and are dyed an almost-black shade of brown. The weft yarns could be silk and are mottled shades of grey/brown and purple, the result being a blurred field of deeply colored ragweave.
This handsome obi is in good, used condition with just a hint of surface abrasion.
A handsomely colored folk textile.