A Richly Toned Sakiori Obi: Traditional Ragweave
ca. mid twentieth century
134" x 5 3/4", 340 cm x 14.5 cm
This is a richly colored and woven sakiori obi, or a rustic, traditional kimono sash that is woven using shredded cloth as its weft yarn.
The warp yarns on this obi are a black--with a narrow strip of yellow--which create depth of color to the entire surface of this rag woven obi. The weft yarns are fed in regularly spaced blocks of mottled deep purple, turquoise, red, yellow, pink and black, creating a regular/irregular pattern of color along the length of the obi.
This hand woven sakiori obi is in very good condition, with no visible stains or holes, and it is a very handsome example of a traditional, sakiori weaving.A beautifully colored, beautifully woven folk textile.