A Sakiori Obi: Changing Colors

$95.00 USD

early to mid twentieth century
120" x 7 1/2", 305 cm x 19 cm

Shown here is a sakiori obi, which is a traditional kimono sash that has been woven from a weft of shredded, recycled cottons.

This is a really beautiful sakiori obi because if you look at its entire length you will see there are color changes from one end to the other end; there is a subtle shift in color and tone along the length of this obi.

There is an almost iridescent quality to the overall look of this piece and it is this kind of unexpected visual surprise that makes this obi particularly endearing.

The texture of this obi, too, is really wonderful and it is achieved by the shredded and knotted cotton rag yarn used for the warp.

A particularly good example of a sakiori obi for its unusual, shifting color tones and its good, used condition and the quality of weaving used to make it.


A Sakiori Obi: Changing Colors