- A black heko obi, nicely textured along length with light woven pattern and with a slight sparkle in the band across each of the plain ends
- Synthetic textile.
- Shibori design. Shibori is a painstaking, popular, traditional, Japanese method of creating a design by tie dying, giving the textile some stretch (see Glossary for more details)
- Made and bought in Japan
Length 280cm Width 25cm
Glinting Band Heko Obi
Heko obi are soft, informal obi, worn mostly by men and children. Men's heko obi are also known as house obi. They are very long, wrap around the waist twice, and are tied in a simple, soft bow at the back.
Men's heko obi have an old tradition of shibori patterns at their ends, which is still often seen on many, and are usually very muted in colour, most often black or grey and occasionally navy or dark green.
Children's heko obi are often dip-died, shaded and in bright colours. Children's ones also make great sashes for women's kimonos when worn as house robes.