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 Pale Toned Zanshi Ori: Leftover Yarn Weaving

A Length of Pale Toned Zanshi Ori: Leftover Yarn Weaving

early twentieth century57" x 13", 145 cm x 33 cm Zanshi o... (more)

A Length of Zanshi ori: Zones of Leftover Woven Yarn

A Length of Zanshi ori: Zones of Leftover Woven Yarn

early twentieth century40 1/4" x 13 1/2", 102 cm x 34 cm ... (more)

A Three Piece Length of Zanshi ori: Patched

A Three Piece Length of Zanshi ori: Patched

early twentieth century19" x 36", 48.25 cm x 91.5 cm Zans... (more)

A Length of Cotton and Silk Zanshi Ori: Patched Leftover Yarn Weaving

A Length of Cotton and Silk Zanshi Ori: Patched Leftover Yarn Weaving

early to mid twentieth century58" x 13 1/2", 147.5 cm x 3... (more)

A Length of Blue Toned Zanshi Ori: Leftover Yarn Weaving

A Length of Blue Toned Zanshi Ori: Leftover Yarn Weaving

early twentieth century63" x 13 1/2", 160 cm x 34 cm Zans... (more)

A Length of Zanshi Ori: Kasuri Warp

A Length of Zanshi Ori: Kasuri Warp

early twentieth century48" x 14", 122 cm x 35.5 cm 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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