A Sakiori Obi: Nicely Colored Rag Weave

$95.00 USD

mid twentieth century
106" x 5", 269 cm x 12.75 cm

This is a lovely sakiori obi, or a rustic, traditional kimono sash that is woven using shredded cotton cloth as its weft yarn.

Its coloration is based in wide, colored bars of irregular widths that travel up the length of the obi, some solid, some mottled.

The warp yarns are black and red cotton which give the interestingly textured quality to the design of the obi.

This kimono sash is in good, used condition--it is sturdy and the colors are handsome--there are some small flecks of golden thread embedded deep in the weave..

A beautiful, richly toned folk textile in a fairly unusual color palette and a good example of a sakiori obi.

A Sakiori Obi: Nicely Colored Rag Weave