A Sakiori Obi: Yabane or Arrow Feathers

$95.00 USD

early to mid twentieth century
114" x 6 1/4", 289.5 cm x 15.75 cm

This is a sakiori obi or a kimono sash that is hand woven from shredded cotton yarn. The warp is cotton and the weft is made of torn cotton pieces.

This obi shows a rich, dark neutral colored ground into which is woven a series of light-colored arrow feathers, a common motif in Japanese folk textiles: the design and coloration of this particular obi call to mind life in old Japan and with that comes a soulful remembrance of a lost age.

The obi is in good, used condition and its rich, earthy color and design are really beautiful.


A Sakiori Obi: Yabane or Arrow Feathers