A Fragment of Patched Zanshi Cotton: Striated Warp
ca. early twentieth century
34" x 13", 86.5 cm x 33 cm
This is a patched fragment of an indigo dyed cotton futon cover whose base cloth is a really handsome zanshi cloth, a type of home made Japanese textile woven from leftover yarns.
The slightly mottled warp yarns are in fact left over kasuri or ikat yarns which lend a sparkling effect to the woven cloth. The pattern is that of a delicate, striped plaid which is elegant and beautiful.
The top half of the cloth is patched with an indigo dyed cotton.