A Tapestry Woven Sakiori Obi: Arrow Feathers and More
mid twentieth century
115" x 6 3/4", 292 cm x 17 cm
This is a lovely sakiori obi, or a rustic, traditional kimono sash that is woven using shredded cloth as its weft yarn and which is woven using a tapestry method wherein images are produced. Not very usual for a sakiori obi.
The warp yarns are of very fine, black dyed cotton and the weft yarns white, red, black and a mottled orange. The tapestry weaving created images of arrow feathers or yabane, a traditional design motif in Japan as well as stepped designs which separate the design.
This lovely obi is in good, used condition and both of the short ends are finished. The colors are still bright.
A beautiful, vibrantly colored folk textile.