A Checkboard Sakiori Obi: Variegated Rag Weft

$105.00 USD

mid twentieth century
114" x 6 3/4", 290 cm x 17 cm

This is a beautifully designed, woven and colored sakiori obi which has been woven to create a checkerboard pattern.

Sakiori is the Japanese word for rag woven textiles. 

This is an obi, a traditional kimono sash which, in the early-to-mid twentieth century were often woven from a rag weft to be worn with casual kimono. 

This obi is attractive for its checkerboard design and within this grid pattern the variegated tones and colors of the weft yarns add visual interest. The warp yarns are orange and white in color.

The proportion of the blocks to the overall scale of the obi is nicely balanced which, in addition to its fine color, makes this such an alluring sakiori obi.

In good, used condition.


A Checkboard Sakiori Obi: Variegated Rag Weft