A Dark Toned Sakiori Obi: Fringes and Rag Weave

$95.00 USD

mid twentieth century
110" x 7", 279.5 cm x 18 cm

This is a deeply colored, striped sakiori obi, which is a traditional, rustic kimono sash that is made using shredded cloth as its weft yarn.

The cotton warp yarns on this obi are black in color.  The weft yarns--thin, shredded rags--are murky shades of deep grey-brown, purple, mottled grey-black and creamy white.  The black warp yarns mute the color of the weft fill and gives a rich color tone to obi.

Unusual on this obi are the long fringes at one of its short ends.

This hand woven sakiori obi is in very good condition, with no visible holes or stains, and it is a very handsome example of a traditional, sakiori weaving.

A beautifully colored, beautifully woven folk textile with the unexpected detail of the loose hanging fringe.