This is a modern take on the Japanese Obi Sash.
I made it from charcoal grey wool, pumpkin and pewter dupioni and my Southbank Shadows photograph printed onto silk habotai and fashioned into a belt loop. The padded part is layered with cotton batting.
Obi – detail
It is designed to sit just at the small of the waist and the ties wrap around to tie into a short bow on the opposite side. It can be dressed up or down and works over a few layers of clothing or just a top.