A Sakiori Obi: Dull Colored Checkerboard

$105.00 USD

mid twentieth century
114" x 5 1/4", 289.5 cm x 13.25 cm

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

The effect of this sakiori obi is of a regulated, well-patterned, checkerboard of a complex design. The weft yarns are rag and they are of different mottled color tones  white which cause the irregularity and surprising colors that appear and disappear along the length of the cloth. 

The overall color of this obi is unusual as it is a kind of slate grey/brown tone with lighter color aspects to the checkerboard.

A beautifully pattened sakiori obi in good, well-used condition appropriate with its age. Strange, good color.