Zanshi: Leftover Thread Cloth

Zanshi, or kuzuito, is cloth that is woven from threads either leftover from home production of yarn making, or from broken threads that were purchased from local commercial weavers.  Usually the weft is fed with these random threads while generally the warp is regulated producing an irregular horizontal 'striping'; if home threads are used, knotted slubs can often be seen.
A Length of Patched and Wonderful Zanshi Ori Cotton: Kasuri Pattern

A Length of Patched and Wonderful Zanshi Ori Cotton: Kasuri Pattern

early twentieth century35" x 12 3/4", 89 cm x 32.5 cm Zan... (more)

A Length of Kasuri and Zanshi ori: Weft as Leftover Yarns

A Length of Kasuri and Zanshi ori: Weft as Leftover Yarns

mid twentieth century54" x 12 3/4", 137 cm x 32.5 cm Zans... (more)

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