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 Rustic Sakiori Obi: Greys

A Rustic Sakiori Obi: Greys

mid twentieth century108" x 6", 274.5 cm x 15 cm Shown he... (more)

A Panel from a Sakiori Kotatsugake: Rag Woven Hearth Cover

A Panel from a Sakiori Kotatsugake: Rag Woven Hearth Cover

mid twentieth century72" x 14", 183 cm x 35.5 cm This rou... (more)

A Beautiful Unworn Sakiori Sodenashi: Sashiko Stitched Gusset

A Beautiful Unworn Sakiori Sodenashi: Sashiko Stitched Gusset

mid twentieth century32" x 12 1/2", 81.25 cm x 31.75 cm T... (more)

A Sakiori Obi: Violet/Brown Neutral Tones

A Sakiori Obi: Violet/Brown Neutral Tones

mid twentieth century120" x 7", 305 cm x 17.75 cm This is... (more)

A Child's Sakiori Vest: Lavish Semamori Embellishment and Hemp Warp

A Child's Sakiori Vest: Lavish Semamori Embellishment and Hemp Warp

mid twentieth century 25 1/2" x 16", 52 cm x 40.5 cm Saki... (more)

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