Wonderful Vintage Sakiori Rug
This is a wonderful vintage Japanese sakiori rug. Sakiori is a traditional Japanese technique of rag weaving, typically using strips of salvaged kimono rag. In this case, a silk kimono rag weft against a cotton warp. Sakiori fabrics are durable and warm, turning softer in texture with each use.
In this particular textile there is a wonderful asymmetrical check pattern complimented by light and deep blue stripes. The variation among the stripes seen in the rug is a pleasing result of the different colored strips of rag selected for the weaving.
In excellent condition without stains or tears.
Dimensions: 17 3/4" width, 40 1/2" length
Mid 20th Century