A Length of Blue Toned Zanshi Ori: Leftover Yarn Weaving

$95.00 USD

early twentieth century
63" x 13 1/2", 160 cm x 34 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 lovely, generously-sized length of old cotton zanshi ori whose weft is super variegated with random stripes, bits of kasuri and then a big chunk of whiteish cloth at the top of the length.

The color is clear indigo blue and the condition is used and good, making this a desirable length of zanshi ori cloth.