A Rustic Obi: Somber Autumnal Colors
early to mid twentieth century
117" x 6 1/4", 297 cm x 15.75 cm
Although at first glance you may assume that this beautiful, rustic obi is woven from rags or is sakiori, a closer look shows us that this is woven from thickly spun yarns and does not use a rag weft yarn.
Still, it is beautiful.
The color is deep, varied and rich and the condition is good. The colors of the weft yarn are a deep, siena brown, black and a cool, deep grey color. A black cotton warp further enriches this somber palette.
A barely noticeable crease runs down the center of this obi which means it was worn folded, maybe by a man.
Just beautiful in its colors and design.