A Short, Striped Sakiori Obi: Two Finished Ends

$75.00 USD

mid twentieth century
56" x 11 1/4", 142 cm x 28.5 cm 

This is a lovely sakiori obi, or a rustic, traditional kimono sash that is woven using shredded cotton cloth as its weft yarn. Because its length is half the normal length of an obi it is likely this example has been altered from a whole obi.

Its coloration is based in equally spaced bars of dark and light grey, the hazy color shown on the obi is in part due to a light colored cotton warp.

This kimono sash fragment is in good, used condition--it is sturdy and it is finished on both ends, one with a cotton binding, the other with stitching.

A beautiful, richly toned folk textile in a fairly unusual color palette and a good example of a sakiori obi.