A Sakiori Obi: Ragweave in Bold Blocks
ca. mid twentieth century
87" x 5 3/8", 221 cm x 13 cm
This is a handsomely 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 a thick, white cotton which are quite visible on the finished obi. The weft yarns are fed in blocks of cream, black,maroon,and narrow bands of pale blue.
This lovely obi is in very good condition, with no visible stains or holes, and it is a very handsome example of a traditional, sakiori obi.A beautiful, elegant folk textile.