A fragment from a sakiori obi, a rag weave kimono sash. Rag weave, or sakiori, is a traditional type of weaving which started in Japan sometime in the 18th century, just after the introduction of cotton cloth. Poor people were unable to wear cotton clothing and would buy scraps which they would tear and weave. This tradition persisted well into the mid 20th century. Cotton Japan Mid 20th century 12″ x 60″