A Rustic Beautifully Colored Sakiori Obi: Ragweave
mid twentieth century
98" x 5", 249 cm x 12.75 cm
This is a rustically woven and beautifully colored sakiori obi, which is a traditional kimono sash that is woven using shredded cloth as its weft yarn.
The warp yarns are of staggered, various dark colors of cotton yarn which gives a bit of a shimmering effect to the weave. The weft yarns are also beautifully varied and show some passages of white and blue shredded kasuri yarns.
This very attractive rustic obi is in good, used condition.
An especially handsome folk textile in a beautiful color palette--this obi a rare treat.