A Sakiori Obi: Beautifully Colored Rag Woven Kimono Sash

$95.00 USD

early to mid twentieth century
115" x 6 1/4", 292 cm x 16 cm

This is a nicely colored and woven sakiori obi, or a traditional kimono sash that is made using shredded cloth as its weft yarn.

The cotton warp yarns on this obi are cream in color.  The weft yarns--thin, shredded rags--are shades of mottled grey, yellow and a reddish tone.  The white warp yarns soften the color of the weft fill and gives a nice, even color tone to obi.

This hand woven sakiori obi is in very good condition, with no visible holes or stains, and it is a very handsome example of a traditional, sakiori weaving.

A beautifully colored, beautifully woven folk textile.