An Extravagantly Multi-Colored Sakiori Obi: Variegated
mid twentieth century
130" x 10 1/2", 330 cm x 26 cm
This is a extravagantly and beautifully colored sakiori obi, which is a rustic, traditional kimono sash that is woven using shredded cloth as its weft yarn.
The weft yarns are of many different colors of recycled yarns which are arranged in narrow striations up the length of the obi: the sheer variety of tones and colors is magical to behold. The warp yarns are black cotton which lightly tints the overall coloration and gives a richness of hue that enhances the multi colored effect.
This fantastically good obi is in good, used condition with no obvious stains, tears or damage, save for a very faint crease which runs down the center of the piece--this is very difficult to see.
An especially handsome folk textile in an unusual color palette and in good condition.