sakiori obi #2, Japan, Early Showa (circa 1930), cm 227x13. Sakiori weaving uses a rag weft against a warp of either bast fiber or cotton. The weft material is often made from shredded kimono or other recycled garments which can be of cotton, silk or other material. Sakiori was first woven by peasants around 1750 for its warmth and durability as cotton cloth at that time was too rare and expensive for a farmer or fisherman. The use of sakiori clothing in rural areas of Japan ceased anywhere from 50-100 years ago. Here we have an a obi (belt) used for kimonos or vests. a very Gropius object.
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