A Multi-Colored Sakiori Obi: Blocks

$145.00 USD

mid twentieth century
116" x 8", 294.5 cm x 20 cm

This is a beautifully colored, wonderfully designed and ingeniously woven length of sakiori, a kind of weaving that uses shredded cloth for its weft yarn

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. The sakiori obi woven around the middle of the twentieth century are often cheerful in color with an intentionally appealing design as this one is.

This obi is fairly unusual for its large, blocky, multi-colored pattern; the proportion of the blocks to the overall scale of the obi is somehow perfectly balanced which, in addition to its fine color, makes this such an alluring sakiori obi.

In good, used condition.


A Multi-Colored Sakiori Obi: Blocks