- A black heko obi, with traditional shibori design on the ends. This is a very nice perma-crease obi, with permanent, irregular pleating.
- Silk textile with hand done shibori work
- 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
Good Fortune Wheel Silk 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.