An Unusual Sakiori Obi: Two Distinct Patterns
mid twentieth century
111" x 9", 282 cm x 23 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.
It is a very unusual sakiori obi because it shows two very distinct patterns: one is a progression of softly colored horizontal stripes and the other, which occupies about 1/3 the length of the obi, shows a repeated arrow feather pattern.
The weft yarns are of light colored cotton yarn which lightly tints the overall coloration and gives a softness of hue that enhances the overall colored effect.
This fantastically good obi is in good, used condition.
Please note a passage of light staining in the center of the obi which can be seen on the striped area--this is difficult to see.
An especially handsome folk textile in an unusual color palette and one where the dual design makes this a rare treat.