A Richly Toned Sakiori Obi: Cotton Rag Weft
ca. mid twentieth century
134" x 7 1/4", 340.5 cm x 18.5 cm
This is a lovely sakiori obi, or a rustic, traditional kimono sash that is woven using shredded cloth as its weft yarn.
The warp yarns are of black dyed cotton and the weft yarns are fairly evenly spaced, fairly narrow bars in variegated colors of purple, pink, black mixed purple. blue, moss green, mottled grey, etc.
This lovely obi is in good, used condition with an ingrained crease of1 1/2" or 3.75 cm width that runs along the long edge of the obi. Otherwise the condition is study and the color is very handsome.
A beautiful, richly toned folk textile.