A Pale Toned Sakiori Obi: Rag Woven Kimono Sash

$95.00 USD

mid twentieth century
126" x 10 1/4", 320 cm x 26 cm 

This is a interestingly colored sakiori obi, a sakiori obi being a rustic, traditional kimono sash that is woven using shredded cotton cloth as its weft yarn.

Its coloration is low-contrast and in an overall warm, almost-neutral tone due to the closely-spaced warp yarns being of a maize-y/beige/putty color. The weft yarns are fed in blocks so as to create a regular striped pattern going up the length.

As may be able to be seen on the accompanying detail photos here, this kimono sash is creased down the middle. Otherwise it is in good, used conditio.

This is a lovely folk textile in a fairly unusual color palette and a good example of a sakiori obi.