Japanese Textiles and Folk Art

Sakiori Obi Short and Well Aged

OBI# 713 - $40.00


Age: Circa early 1900's

Material: mixed recycled materials (cotton, silk)

Texture/Technique: Sakiori Weaving, hand-woven irregular stripe

Design/Motif: n/a

Main Colors: peach, light pink, red, black, lavender, indigo, sage green

Condition: The both sides of the obi are coming loose. Some light stain due to the age.

Notes/Remarks: This sakiori "obi" is an unusual length, which could be made for a small rug or something other than to wear. Regardless the texture of the piece is very soft and well used. Traditionally sakiori obis were made by remote country people who could not access raw materials to produce sturdy and practical obis for themselves. Recycling old fabrics were economically also suitable to them. Naturally weaving patterns are always irregular, depending on how much of each materials was available.


Size Width: Approximately 14"

Size Length: Approximately 23"


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