A Sakiori Obi of Saturated Colors: Four Colored Warp
ca. mid twentieth century
96" x 6", 244 cm x 15 cm
This is a richly colored and woven sakiori obi, or a rustic, traditional kimono sash that is woven using shredded cloth as its weft yarn.
The warp yarns on this obi are composed of four, evenly distributed color stripes: there are pale ochre, red, teal and purple.
The weft yarns are fed by yarns of fuchsia, orange, brown and mottled, kasuri-based rags, with regularly spaced banding of teal colored cotton yarn.
This hand woven sakiori obi is in very good condition, with no visible stains or holes, and it is a very handsome example of a traditional, sakiori weaving.A beautifully colored, beautifully woven folk textile.