A Narrow and Colorful Sakiori Obi: Great Texture

$95.00 USD

mid twentieth century
116" x 4 1/2", 294.5 cm x 11.5 cm

This is playfully colored, quite narrow sakiori obi is a traditional kimono sash that has been woven with a weft of shredded cloth.

The warp yarns of this narrow obi are black and beige in color, producing a muted effect against the strident colors of the weft and thus softening the overall color of the obi. 

The weft yarns--made of rag--alternate in color to produce a more or less regular pattern up the obi.  The weft yarns are pink, green, grey, black and purple.

There is a small chunk missing from the selvedge of the obi shown in the second detail photo, however the rest of the length is in good, used condition.

A really lovely sakiori obi with nice age.