A Very Good Sakiori Obi: Thick Rag Weft Yarns

$95.00 USD

mid twentieth century
106" x 6 3/4", 269 cm x 17 cm

This is a good looking sakiori obi, or a rustic, traditional kimono sash that is woven using shredded cloth as its weft yarn.

The warp yarns are set it stripes of garnet, white and blue dyed cotton.

The weft yarns are fairly evenly spaced bars of cotton rag in strong colors and textures. There is a good deal of visual interest due to the randomness and variegated textures and colors created by the unusually thick weft yarns.

The color and texture are not distinguished by any kind of intentional design but rather there is something of a free-form application of both to the length of the cloth..

This rag woven obi is in good, used condition.

Very nice.