A Striped Sakiori Obi: Rag Woven Kimono Sash

$95.00 USD

early to mid twentieth century
112" x 6 1/2", 284.5 cm x 16.5 cm

Shown here is a sakiori obi, which is a traditional kimono sash that has been woven from a black cotton warp and a weft of shredded, recycled cottons.

The black cotton warp lends a rich overall tint to this piece; the rag weft yarn is set in narrow bands of grey, brown and a mottled green color and the condition of this obi is good given its age and its former use. 

A lovely thing--and sakiori obis of this elegant and understated type and with this good age are increasingly hard to find in Japan.