Obi Silk Sash -Canadian Museum for Textiles

Obi Silk Sash

obi sash
Obi Jacquard Silk -Japan 1920’s

Obi Sash
The obi was a simple narrow sash worn about the waist to hold the folds of the kimono in place.


The complex patterns demanded at the royal courts of Asia and Europe required warp threads to be drawn individually. This was accomplished by the invention of the Draw Loom. At least 2 people were needed to work the drawloom. The weaver and the assistants, called drawboys, who were told to pull the various combinations of pulleys

Kimono Exhibit



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