A Short Sakiori Obi: Handsome Earth Toned Colors
mid twentieth century
82" x 6", 208.5 cm x 15.25 cm
This is a lovely sakiori obi, or a rustic, traditional kimono sash that is woven using shredded cloth as its weft yarn.
The warp yarns are primarily of very fine, black dyed cotton with intermittent, evenly spaced pale blue threads throughout. The weft yarns are fairly evenly spaced bars in variegated colors of maize, mottled dark and light grey and brick colors. The weft fill seems to be shredded silk.
This lovely obi is in good, used condition and both of the short ends are finished.
A beautiful, handsomely colored folk textile.