A Wide Multi-Colored Sakiori Obi: Kimono Sash
mid twentieth century
116" x 9 1/2", 295 cm x 24 cm
This is a wide, richly colored and woven sakiori obi, or a rustic, traditional kimono sash that is woven using shredded cloth as its weft yarn.
The warp yarns on this obi are a kind of neutral/ putty/lavender color which create an overall softness of color to the entire surface of this rag woven obi. The weft yarns are fed in regularly spaced multi-colored blocks of mottled or variegated tones which create a regular pattern of broken color along the length of the obi.
This hand woven sakiori obi is in very good condition, with about three very faint stains and a soft, hard-to-see crease which run down the middle of the obi, all of which are represented on the accompanying detail photos.
A beautifully colored, beautifully woven folk textile.