A Sakiori Obi: Mysterious, Dark Color Tones

$95.00 USD

early to mid twentieth century
116" x 6 3/4", 294.5 cm x 17 cm

A sakiori obi is a traditional kimono sash that has been woven from shredded rags that have been transformed into weft yarns: sakiori is the Japanese term for rag weaving.

In making sakiori obi the rags used for making weft yarns are cotton but some are silk, rayon or whatever cloth was available or attractive to use for weft yarn.

In this case the sakiori obi is entirely cotton, both warp and weft. This particular obi is notable for its good age and for its unusual, subtle coloration.

The color tones in this obi are beautifully muted. They are a kind of indeterminate gradient color that is somewhere in between black, grey, blue and green.

The warp yarns are black colored cotton whose color lend a lovely depth to the overall color of the obi.

A wonderful, old sakiori obi with a mysterious color.

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