A Length of Zanshi ori: Patched Indigo

$75.00 USD

early twentieth century
35" x 12 3/4", 89 cm x 32.5 cm

Zanshi ori is cloth woven from threads that are 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.

The weft on this beautifully colored length of indigo dyed cotton zanshi ori was woven from leftover kasuri yarns; the warp yarns are fixed as stripes alternating between dark and light.

There are two patches on the left hand side of the cloth, both of which are shown in the detail photos attached here.

A really attractive length of old zanshi ori cotton.

A Length of Zanshi ori: Patched Indigo