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 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 Beautifully Colored Zanshi ori: Leftover Yarn

A Length of Beautifully Colored Zanshi ori: Leftover Yarn

early to mid twentieth century60" x 13 1/4", 152.5 cm x 3... (more)

A Length of Zanshi Ori: Leftover Yarn Weaving

A Length of Zanshi Ori: Leftover Yarn Weaving

mid twentieth century64" x 13", 162.5 cm x 13 cm Zanshi o... (more)

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