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Item Zanshi Indigo Cotton Textile

Part of an old futon cover.
Age
Early 1900s
Fabric 100% Cotton, hand loomed, homespun, thick & soft.

Note... slubs (thick fibers) in various areas.
Size
13 inches X 6.2 feet
33 X 190 cm

Medium-Heavy Weight
Condition
Very Good Condition.

No holes, No Spots.

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 extra threads which remained after looming fixed pattern weaving. 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 weaving. 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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