A Generous Length of Zanshi Ori: Leftover Yarn Weaving with Lumious Indigo Color

$95.00 USD

early twentieth century
70" x 13 1/2", 178 cm x 34.25 cm

Zanshi ori 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 warp is regulated and the weft is fed with these random threads  producing an irregular horizontal 'striping'; if home threads are used, knotted slubs can often be seen.

This is a particularly good looking and generously-sized length of zanshi ori, notable for its rich tones of pure indigo color and its fine design. It is regrettable that its rich, warm blue tones cannot be captured by photography because in real life the color is almost luminescent. 

The texture of the hand woven cloth is beautiful and the randomly fed weft pattern is attractive, as is obvious.

Please note that the top portion of the length is where most of the obvious left over yarns can be seen and it is quite a beautiful passage of home weaving to admire.

Simply beautiful to look at.