Vintage silver Saga Nishiki silk Fukuro obi
A gorgeous vintage obi in silver on one side, pale pinkish silver on the opposite side. Patterned the full length on both sides, this lovely Saga Nishiki silk obi is in excellent condition, suitable to wear.
It measures 430 cm long by 31 cm wide.
The beautiful fine sayagata pattern is woven in and is slightly raised.
This would also make excellent material for purses, cushions or other craft projects!
• Sayagata: the manji is often found as part of a repeating pattern. One common pattern, called sayagata in Japanese, is made of of interlocking manji, left- and right-facing manji joined by lines. As the negative space between the lines has a distinctive shape, the sayagata pattern is sometimes called the “key fret” motif in English.
• Saga Nishiki (佐賀錦 Saga-nishiki) is a form of brocading from Saga prefecture, Japan. It is a unique form of brocading in that Japanese paper is used as the warp. This paper is coated in either gold, silver or lacquer. The weft is a silk thread which is dyed. As the technique is time-consuming, only several inches are produced each day.