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 Complex Zanshi ori: Leftover Yarns in Rich Arrangement

A Length of Complex Zanshi ori: Leftover Yarns in Rich Arrangement

early twentieth century61" x 14", 155 cm x 35.5 cm Zanshi... (more)

A Length of Indigo Dyed Zanshi Ori: Leftover Yarn Weaving

A Length of Indigo Dyed Zanshi Ori: Leftover Yarn Weaving

late nineteenth, early twentieth century58" x 13", 147.5 ... (more)

A Length of Striped Zanshi ori: Leftover Yarn Weaving

A Length of Striped Zanshi ori: Leftover Yarn Weaving

early twentieth century59" x 13 3/4", 150 cm x 35 Zanshi ... (more)

A Length of Zanshi ori: Leftover Yarn Weaving

A Length of Zanshi ori: Leftover Yarn Weaving

early twentieth century56 1/2" x 13", 143.5 cm x 33 cm Za... (more)

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