A Sakiori Obi: Beautifully Woven Rag Kimono Sashi

$95.00 USD

mid twentieth century
118" x 8", 299.5 cm x 20 cm

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

The cotton warp yarns on this obi are black in color.  The weft yarns--thin, shredded rags--are shades of grey, white, mottled purple and mottled green and red.  The black warp yarns mute the color of the weft fill and gives a rich 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.