A Cutting of Sakiori: Freshly Woven
ca. mid twentieth century
32" x 9 1/2", 81 cm x 24 cm
This is a lovely fragment of hand woven sakiori cloth, sakiori being a textile whose warp yarns are made from shredded, recycled cottons, as is the case here.
The warp yarns are indigo dyed cotton, and the weft yarns are variegated, very dark tones. This is one fragment from a larger piece; you can easily see from the accompany photos that it still bears evidence by the thin, bamboo pole, that it has not been used after it was woven.
A lovely, subtle, and densely woven fragment of sakiori, one of country Japan's most emblematic textiles.