A Partially Sakiori Obi: Slight Pattern Shift

$95.00 USD

mid twentieth century
126" x 5 3/4", 320 cm x 14.5 cm

This is a rustic or casual obi or kimono sash that seems to be woven from a combination of two types of yarn, one being thick threads and the other being narrow strips of rag which is why it is referred to as "partially sakiori," sakiori referring to traditional rag woven textiles.

The pattern is interesting because there is a bit of a color shift from one of the ends to the other which is attempted to be shown on the accompanying detail photos here.

The colors are rich and dark and are arranged in bands alternating light and dark. Some of the bands are mottled in tone which seem to be the result of twinned threads.

In still very sturdy condition this is a very handsome obi with a sly subtlety of design and strong color tones.