A Richly Color Toned Sakiori Obi: Ragweave
mid twentieth century
108" x 9", 274 cm x 23 cm
This is a extravagantly colored sakiori obi, which is a rustic, traditional kimono sash that is woven using shredded cloth as its weft yarn.
The color palette is an unusual one as it shows strong passages of black cotton striping against duller tones of sliver, mustard, rose, purple and a searing turquoise color.
The weft yarns are of black cotton yarn which lightly tints the overall coloration and gives a richness of hue that enhances the colored effect.
This very good obi is in good, used condition and does not show any obvious damage such as stains or holes, and it is a handsome folk textile in an unusual color palette.