Antique Japanese Sodenashi Vest , Saki-ori, Late Meiji

Farmer's vest, saki-ori. Muted hues with indigo borders around the arms, indigo stripe cotton lapel is a replacement done in the 1960's.  Saki means "to shred" and ori means "to weave".  Saki-ori were often woven from worn fabric and kimono cut into loom ready scraps of cotton, wool or silk.   Late Meiji,  31" L x 19.5" W.

Collections: Art Objects, FOLK ART, Japanese