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 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 Plaid Zanshi ori: Leftover Yarn Weft

A Length of Plaid Zanshi ori: Leftover Yarn Weft

late nineteenth, early twentieth century59" x 12 3/4", 15... (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)

A Length of Boldly Patterned Zanshi ori: Leftover Yarn Weaving

A Length of Boldly Patterned Zanshi ori: Leftover Yarn Weaving

early twentieth century64" x 13 1/2", 162.5 cm x 34 cm Za... (more)

A Length of Richly Woven Blue and White Zanshi ori: Leftover Yarns

A Length of Richly Woven Blue and White Zanshi ori: Leftover Yarns

late nineteenth, early twentieth century61" x 12 1/2", 15... (more)

A Length of Zanshi Ori: Leftover Yarns and Kasuri Warp

A Length of Zanshi Ori: Leftover Yarns and Kasuri Warp

early twentieth century60" x 14", 152.5 cm x 35.5 cm Zans... (more)

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