A Sakiori Obi: Green and Purplish Brown Checkerboard

$85.00 USD

early to mid twentieth century
112" x 5 1/2", 284 cm x 14 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 irregularly patterned, purplish/brown and green checkerboard. The weft yarns are made from shredded rag and seem dark in color. The warp yarns are green and brown which create the brownish/purplish squares that alternate with the green ones. You will also note there is a narrow band of bright green that separates each of the "rows" of colored squares.

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