This vintage sakiori obi is from the Showa era (1926-1989). It’s in excellent condition–no holes, tears, stains or discoloration; the ends are hand-stitched. Sakiori is a traditional Japanese technique of rag weaving, in which worn out kimono or bed linens are torn into strips and rewoven into new textiles. Sakiori weaving was used in the rural areas of Japan, often by field workers or fisher men, to make useful textiles such as jackets, vests, or rugs. Use it today as a table runner or inspiration for your own rag rug weaving.