A Sakiori Obi: Ragweave in Greys and Oranges
ca. mid twentieth century
124" x 8", 315 cm x 20 cm
This is a lovely, almost monochrome, sakiori obi, or a rustic, traditional kimono sash that is woven using shredded cloth as its weft yarn.
The warp yarns are grey cotton; the weft yarns are black, vermilion, and a mottled grey. Note that the intermittent, regularly spaced grey horizontal bands are woven with rag as well as with a grey cotton yarn.
This lovely obi is in very good condition, with no visible stains or holes.
A beautiful, elegant folk textile.