A Striped Sakiori Obi: Restrained Tones

$95.00 USD

mid twentieth century
110" x 5 3/4", 279.5 cm x 14.5 cm

This is a beautifully designed, woven and colored sakiori obi--sakiori is the Japanese word for rag woven textiles. 

This is an obi, a traditional kimono sash which, in the early-to-mid twentieth century were often woven from a rag weft to be worn with casual kimono. 

This obi is attractive for its beautifully arranged and regular repeat of colors up the length of the obi: tones of tan, brick and deep green are arranged in a simple, striped format. This warp  yarns of burgundy and cream enhance the nice texture of the obi.

In good, used condition this sakiori obi is a bit more pliant and drapey than most.


A Striped Sakiori Obi: Restrained Tones