A Length of Rustic Zanshiori: Left Over Yarn Weaving

$80.00 USD

early twentieth century
60" x 12", 152.5 cm x 30.5 cm

Zanshiori, 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.

Such is the case with this length of rustically woven cloth: it is hand stitched from two pieces and shows a blue and white cotton warp against which is woven a weft consisting of various types of cotton yarn in different colors and weights. This creates the spirited, uneven appearance of the length. 

Please have a look at the attached photos which show detailed sections of this hand woven cloth and its interesting, varied weft yarns.

Really beautiful.