A Wide and Beautifully Colored Sakiori Obi: Rag Woven

$125.00 USD

mid twentieth century
130" x 10 1/2", 330 cm x 26.5 cm

This is a nicely colored and woven wide sakiori obi, or a traditional kimono sash that is woven using shredded cloth as its weft yarn.

The cotton warp yarns on this obi are black in color.  The weft yarns--thin, shredded rags--are saturated shades of orange, coral, red, purple, green/gold, mottled grey, turquoise, etc. The black warp yarns mute the color of the weft fill and gives a rich color tone to obi.

This hand woven sakiori obi is in very good condition, with no visible holes or stains, and it is a very handsome example of a traditional, sakiori weaving.

A beautifully colored, beautifully woven folk textile.