An Intact Five Panel Zanshi Ori Futon Cover: Kasuri Passages

$495.00 USD

early twentieth century
67" x 66", 170 cm x 167.5 cm

Zanshi ori 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--look carefully at the detail photos here and slubs can be seen on this piece.

This amazingly interesting-to-look-at five panel, intact futon cover is hand stitched from what must have been one entire bolt of hand woven zanshi ori cotton cloth.

As you can see the overall color tone is deep and rich and occasional, horizontally-oriented stripes create visual interest.

Very interesting to note is that many of the stripes were woven from leftover kasuri yarns and if you look carefully at the detail photos here you will see that kasuri patterns emerge in these repeated slivers or weft-oriented stripes.

The condition of this beauty is good and used.

There are no noticeable small holes or stains nor is there light fading. It is in sturdy condition and is proudly intact and ready to be admired for the beauty it is.