A Length of Leftover Yarn Weaving: Zanshi Ori

$80.00 USD

early twentieth century
58" x 13 3/4", 147.5 cm x 35 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. In the case of this length of zanshi ori, leftover yarns were used both for the warp and the weft.

This length is particularly interesting for its unusual colors, the saffron, black and white tones that create a plaid pattern.

A good length of zanshi ori and one which shows leftover yarns in two directions, a with colors that are unusual.