A Section of a Sakiori Kotatsugake: Beautiful Color and Weave

$165.00 USD

mid twentieth century
64" x 13 1/4", 162.5 cm x 33.5 cm

This is a beautifully colored and well-designed length of sakiori, a kind of weaving that uses shredded cloth for its weft yarn; sakiori is the Japanese word for rag woven textiles. 

The warp yarns are of black colored cotton yarns; the weft is entirely of subtly colored and nicely toned shredded rag yarns in unusually narrow, horizontal stripes. The inclusion of a fair amount of indigo colored rag yarn makes this piece attractive.

This sakiori panel is taken from a kotatsugake or hearth cover, and it shows some light wear, some soft overall fading--but otherwise it is in good, used condition.

Beautifully colored and nicely woven, this is a very good example of sakiori weaving.