Obi sash: blobi

Obi Silk Sash


Obi Jacquard Silk -Japan 1920’s

Obi Sash
The obi was a simple narrow sash worn about the waist to hold the folds of the kimono in place.

Drawloom

The complex patterns demanded at the royal courts of Asia and Europe required warp threads to be drawn individually. This was accomplished by the invention of the Draw Loom. At least 2 people were needed to work the drawloom. The weaver and the assistants, called drawboys, who were told to pull the various combinations of pulleys

Kimono Exhibit

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Last Updated on March 18, 2018 by Paivi Suomi

By Paivi Suomi

I've had an interest in weaving, looms, yarns and textiles since I was a small child. I learned to knit, crochet, sew, do needlepoint at my mother's knee. My grandmother was a Saami from northern Norway. I am very interested in studying more about traditional Saami and Finnish style weaving and handicrafts. Paivi Suomi