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 Zanshi ori: Leftover Yarn Weaving

A Length of Zanshi ori: Leftover Yarn Weaving

early to mid twentieth century70" x 13 1/2", 178 cm x 34.... (more)

A Length of Hand Woven Zanshi Ori: Slubby Cloth of Leftover Yarns

A Length of Hand Woven Zanshi Ori: Slubby Cloth of Leftover Yarns

early twentieth century54" x 13 1/4", 137 cm x 33.5 cm Za... (more)

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