A Sakiori Obi: Rag Woven Multi-toned Blocks

$105.00 USD

mid twentieth century
117" x 7 1/4", 297 cm x 18.5 cm

This is a beautifully designed, woven and colored sakiori obi which has been woven to create a checkerboard pattern.

Sakiori is the Japanese word for rag woven textiles. 

This is an obi, a traditional kimono sash which, in the early-to-mid twentieth century were often woven from a rag weft to be worn with casual kimono. 

This obi is attractive for its checkerboard design and within this grid pattern the variegated tones and colors of the weft yarns add visual interest. 

The proportion of the blocks to the overall scale of the obi is nicely balanced which, in addition to its fine color, makes this such an alluring sakiori obi.

In good, sturdy and used condition.


A Sakiori Obi: Rag Woven Multi-toned Blocks