A Length of Slubby Sakiori: Beautiful Colored Cottons
ca. mid twentieth century
52" x 15", 132 cm x 38 cm
This is a really gorgeous length of sakiori, sakiori being a type of weaving that uses shredded cloth for its weft yarn; sakiori is the Japanese word for rag woven textiles. Sakiori is a compound word built from the verbs "to tear" and "to weave."
The regularly set warp yarns are white cotton and they are dense. 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 areas dominating the colored banding.
This wide, thickly woven and slubby cloth is beautiful in the hand and is also beautifully textured. It is in very good condition.
Most likely this sakiori panel is taken from a kotatsugake or hearth cover.Very beautiful--and recommended.