A Rustically Woven Obi: Rich Earth Tones
ca. mid twentieth century
108" x 6 3/4", 274.5 cm x 17 cm
Although at first glance you may assume that this beautifully textured, 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 the rag weft yarn of sakiori.
Still, it is beautiful. The color is deep and rich and the condition
is good. There are no holes nor fading; just a faint suggestion of the obi having been folded when it was worn by its original owner.
What is striking about this rustic obi is its wonderful texture and the play between the texture and the dyed colors, a repeat of black, brick, maroon and white. The weft yarns are black cotton.