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 Tightly Designed Zanshi ori: Slubby Leftover Yarns

A Length of Tightly Designed Zanshi ori: Slubby Leftover Yarns

early twentieth century56" x 13", 142 cm x 33 cm Zanshi o... (more)

A Four Panel Warp and Weft Zanshi ori Cotton Cloth: Machine Spun Yarns

A Four Panel Warp and Weft Zanshi ori Cotton Cloth: Machine Spun Yarns

mid twentieth century54" x 49", 137 cm x 124.5 cm This sq... (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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