A Short Section of Sakiori Weaving: Wonderful Color
mid twentieth century
50" x 14 3/4", 127 cm x 37.5 cm
This is a lovely, beautifully worn and slightly faded length of sakiori, a kind of weaving that uses shredded cloth for its weft yarn; sakiori is the Japanese word for rag woven textiles. It shows an overall very good used of color.
The warp yarns are of three colors: red, green and white. The weft is entirely of cotton rag of dark and light, cool and warm mottled colors.
Most likely this sakiori panel is taken from a kotatsugake or hearth cover, and it shows some light wear, and a bit of superficial wear and fading on one side of the panel.
Beautifully colored, and in good, used condition.