Sakiori

Sakiori weaving uses a rag weft against a warp of either bast fiber or cotton. The weft material is often made from shredded kimono or other recycled garments which can be of cotton, silk or other material. Sakiori clothing was first woven by Japanese peasants around 1750 for its warmth and durability as newly minted cotton cloth at that time was too rare and expensive for a farmer or fisherman. The home manufacture and use of sakiori clothing and hearth covers in rural areas of Japan disappeared anywhere from 50-100 years ago, although a few individuals and some historical preservation societies still weave this cloth today.
A Beautifully Woven Sakiori Vest: Indigo Rag Weft and Bast Warp

A Beautifully Woven Sakiori Vest: Indigo Rag Weft and Bast Warp

early twentieth century26 1/4" x 13", 66.5 cm x 33 cm Thi... (more)

A Sakiori Obi: Beautifully Colored Rag Woven Kimono Sash

A Sakiori Obi: Beautifully Colored Rag Woven Kimono Sash

early to mid twentieth century115" x 6 1/4", 292 cm x 16 ... (more)

A Sakiori Obi: Beautifully Woven Rag Kimono Sashi

A Sakiori Obi: Beautifully Woven Rag Kimono Sashi

mid twentieth century118" x 8", 299.5 cm x 20 cm This is ... (more)

A Wide Sakiori Obi: Rag Woven Kimono Sash

A Wide Sakiori Obi: Rag Woven Kimono Sash

mid twentieth century120" x 11 1/2", 305 cm x 29 cm This ... (more)

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