- A pink, silk, shibori obiage
- Traditional raw cut ends
- 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
Obiage are one-size-fits-all items
Pink Shibori Obiage
Obiage is a scarf-like accessory that is threaded through the reak knot of the obi, the ends taken rount to the front, then tied around the top of the obi sash and tucked slightly behind it. The older a woman is, the more it is tucked behind the sash, so less of it shows above it.
Shibori obiage are a very old traditional style and the shibori gives them a stretch but there are many varieties nowadays, including plain silk crepe, synthetic gauze etc. It has also become fashionable to tie them more decoratively, with bows and such.
- The photo here, shows a nice, contemporary way to tie an obiage, by tokyo135.com