SAGEO TIER 1
350 EURO for 8 shaku (242 cm)
Pick from different styles and patterns
My Tier 1 sageo come in a wide range of styles, most with a ribbed structure. Pick from a mix of braid structures, patterns, and color transitions. These sageo are all flat, wide, and fall nicely.
Karakumi-style sageo made on the marudai (round-stand) have a very versatile design and can, depending on the colorway, produce a myriad of patterns. A plain-colored karakumi reveals it’s ridges in the structure, whereas using more colors can give you diamonds or waves.
Sasanami – meaning waves/ripples, has a distinct v-shaped structure. Colors in this style of sageo produce stripes and chevrons going in the opposite direction of the ridges. Sasanami can be made on both the marudai (round stand) and the takadai (tall stand).
The seikaiha motif is commonly represented as a wave pattern of overlapping concentric circles. This style of sageo are variations of sasanami where the lengths of the ridges are staggered to create a similar wave pattern.
Kawari sasanami is a mix of sasanami and it’s reversed structure, resulting in a more rough ridged structure.
Another variation of sasanami gives the sageo a hound tooth pattern, also known as sasanami chidori. The petal-like pattern pops against a solid colored backdrop.
The yoshiwara tsunagi is a unique spiral pattern and is best done in two or three colors. These sageo have a similar structure to karakumi, and are made on the marudai.