A Short and Narrow Sakiori Obi: Multicolored Warp
mid twentieth century
76 1/2" x 3 3/4", 194.5 cm x 9.5 cm
This is a lovely sakiori obi, or a rustic, traditional kimono sash that is woven using shredded cloth as its weft yarn. Because of its narrow width, this was likely intended for use by a man.
The warp yarns are multicolored cotton yarns which give a rich color feeling to this obi. The weft yarns are fairly evenly spaced bars of a mottled white/grey and black.
This lovely obi is in good, used condition with no noticeable damage. The woven texture is thick and wonderful.
A beautiful, handsomely colored folk textile.