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Item Cotton Zanshi Large Futon Cover

4 individual vertical fabric panels hand stitched together created this textile.
Early 1900s
Fabric Cotton Homespun, Hand Loomed.
4.4 X 7.2 feet
135 X 220 cm

4 separate panels hand stitched together to make this complete textile.

Thick fabric, heavy-medium weight
1.5 lbs, 676 g
Good Condition

Numerous Nicely Sewn Boro Patches. See photos.

We washed & ironed this textile.

This textile is ready to use in your project or to hang as wall art.
Comment Zanshi is a Japanese word which means 'vestige' or 'leftover'.
Zanshi textiles were woven from remnant threads which remained after looming fixed pattern weavings. These limited quantities of leftover zanshi threads were unable to be used as such because there were not enough to make another weaving of the same pattern. Thus, these vestige threads were used to create wonderful one-of-a-kind Japanese Zanshi folk weavings. At the time they were made, zanshi textiles were regarded as seconds, or items that were not up to normal quality standards. Today collectors from all parts of the world cherish Japanese zanshi.

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