A Length of Changing Plaid: Zanshi Ori

$75.00 USD

early twentieth century
54" x 13", 137 cm x 33 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 beautiful length of fairly heavy-weight, tightly woven cotton: as is very clear on the accompanying photos, the plaid "changes" along the length, the color is pale at the bottom and turns a pale blue on top. 

Also can be seen are the horizontal blips of kasuri yarns used to weave part of this length and these blips are shown on the accompanying detail photos.

A really handsome length of zanshi ori.


A Length of Changing Plaid: Zanshi Ori