- A dark blue heko obi, with hand applied shibori (intricate tie dye) pattern. Heko obi are extremely long, soft obis, intended for casual wear.
- A heko obi, suitable for men's informal, casual wear. Sometimes called a house obi
- Very simple to tie, just wound round the waist twice, then tied in a flopping bow at the back
- How it is tied and the position worn are shown below
- Synthetic silk
- Made and bought in Japan
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Navy 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.