A Handsomely Colored Panel from Sakiori Kotatsugake: Rag Woven Cotton
ca. mid twentieth century
68" x 13", 172.75 cm x 33 cm
This is a really handsome length of sakiori with gorgeous, slightly faded color. Sakiori is a kind of weaving that uses shredded cloth for its weft yarn.
The thick, warp yarns are of pale orange and black color cotton and are densely set, which gives an overall, soft color tone to the ragweave panel whose weft yarns are beautifully restrained hues of blue, grey, red, eggshell and grey. The weight of the weave is nice and heavy, and the weave is very even overall.
Most likely this sakiori panel is taken from a kotatsugake or hearth cover. Its condition is slightly faded yet there are not obvious stains or holes that may mar this length.