A Group of 5 Zanshi ori Cottons: Various Sizes

$50.00 USD

early twentieth century
largest: 30" x 11", 76 cm x 28 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 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.

This is a set of five "scraps" of zanshi ori cotton in various sizes: some are patched. It is a nice set for those interested in studying this kind of cloth or for someone interested in using them in some artistic application such as art, craft of fashion.

A good, tight selection of handsome cloth. Please note the longest piece is missing one of its selvedges.

A Group of 5 Zanshi ori Cottons: Various Sizes