A Wide Sakiori Obi: Ragweave in Rust, Cream and Moss
ca. mid twentieth century
112" x 10 1/4", 284 cm x 26
This is a lovely sakiori obi, or a rustic, traditional kimono sash that is woven using shredded cloth as its weft yarn.
The warp yarns are of fine, mustard colored cotton and the weft yarns are evenly spaced bars in colors of off-cream, orange and a mossy-olive-green.
This lovely obi is in good, used condition, with one smaller-than-a-matchstick-head hole which is pictured on the accompanying photographs. There is, however, an ingrained crease dead center along the length, which means that the former owner of this obi wore it narrower than shown here.
A beautiful, elegant folk textile.