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A Length of Sakiori with Rag Warp and Weft

Written on September 21, 2009

When I was in Japan in July I picked up this unusual sakiori cloth–I say it’s unusual as both the weft AND the warp are made from rags.
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Sakiori is commonly–usually exclusively–woven of a cotton or hemp warp against which a rag weft is fed.

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This sakiori length is woven loosely and in a rustic manner–and it illustrates the importance of frugality and re-use in old Japan.  Have a look at the selvedge edge to see the torn rags that are used as weft material.

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I will be offering this beauty for sale on my website soon.  Stay tuned…

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