A Length of Beautifully Textured Sakiori Cloth: Wonderful Colors
ca. mid twentieth century
68" x 13 3/4", 172.5 cm x 35 cm
This is a really gorgeous length of sakiori, a kind of weaving that uses shredded cloth for its weft yarn; sakiori is rag weave.
The regularly set warp yarns are white cotton. The weft is cotton rag and the variegated colors of the weft seem randomly fed against the warp, creating a lovely progression of color up the length of the cloth, with black bars dominating the colored banding.
This wide, thickly woven and slubby cloth is beautiful in the hand and is also beautifully textured.
Most likely this sakiori panel is taken from a kotatsugake or hearth cover.Beautiful and unusual. And recommended.