A Handsomely Colored Sakiori Obi: Shredded Cotton Weft
early to mid twentieth century
128" x 6 1/2", 325 cm x 16.5 cm
This is a handsomely colored and beautifully woven sakiori obi, or a rustic, traditional kimono sash that is woven using shredded cloth as its weft yarn.
The warp yarns on this obi are of white cotton: the weft yarns are primarily of a dull, streaky or mottled purple color which seem to be due to the weft yarns being of shredded, figured or kasuri dyed cotton. The color of this obi is just beautiful and is sophisticated.
This beautiful obi is in very good condition, with no visible stains or holes.
A beautiful, elegant folk textile.