A Wide Sakiori Obi: Rag Woven Checkerboard

$125.00 USD

mid twentieth century
110" x 10 3/4", 279.4 cm x 27.5 cm

Shown here is a sakiori obi which is a traditional kimono sash that has been woven from a weft of shredded, recycled cottons. This one is wider than most which adds to its visual interest.

The woven effect of this sakiori obi is of a regulated, well-patterned, checkerboard-like design.

The weft yarns are rag and they are of different mottled color tones  white which cause the irregularity and surprising colors that appear and disappear along the length of the cloth. 

The overall color of this obi is in the range of dull oranges, reds and greys, the mottling that appears in each tone is due to rag yarns culled from figured cotton cloth.

This is a beautifully patterned sakiori obi in good, used condition appropriate with its age. Lovely, good color and of a nice size and in good condition this quite an attractive obi.


A Wide Sakiori Obi: Rag Woven Checkerboard