A "Reversible" Sakiori: Two Different Colored Sides

$125.00 USD

mid twentieth century
118" x 11 1/4", 299 cm x 28.5 cm

A sakiori obi is a traditional kimono sash that has been woven from a warp of cotton and weft of rag yarn: cotton or silk was shredded in narrow strips and were woven to create a textured, heavy weight textile.

In this case there is something quite unusual: this sakiori obi shows a different color combination on each of its sides. Somehow the weaver was able to create two distinct color variants which is rarely, if ever, seen.

The colors are an odd combination: silver-yellows, blues, reds, golden mustard and greyish tones are arranged in stripes of various widths up the length of the obi.

During its lifetime the obi was folded laterally down the center and we can see evidence of that in the photos here. Otherwise the obi is in good, used condition.

A wonderful thing--recommended.