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Item Zanshi Indigo Cotton Futon, Boro Repair Patches
Early 1900s
Fabric 100% Cotton Homespun, Hand Loomed.
3.2 X 5.0 feet
96 X 152 cm

Medium Weight
Strong, thick fabric
12 oz, 324 g
Very Good Overall Boro Condition. Strong fabric.

We washed & ironed this textile.

This textile is ready to use in your project or to hang as wall art.
Comments 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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