Cotton Nagoya Obi from http://www.roccoya.com/
These colors are ‘spring pastels’ to many people in the Western color world, but they could just as easily match summer kimono, with the heavy grassy green and sunshiny yellow details.
This hand-made look is a staple of obi design. Contemporary designers often take the design to an organic place like this, with brushwork and blotchy color a part of the texture.
This obi could be surprisingly easy to match. A kimono with a tiny pattern, in pale colors, would benefit from the large spaces and ‘pops’ of color. A large-patterned geometric kimono could contrast with these wiggly, liquidy lines. A dark kimono that matches the pink or grey could benefit from the other warm colors on this obi.
Cotton is a great fabric to print on, though it doesn’t last very long, and shows wear and tear easily.