JPDW07 Antique Japanese Sakiori

Hand loomed cotton sakiori with very pleasing jewel and neutral tones on a black warp. 'Saki' meaning 'to shred', and 'ori' meaning 'to weave', sakiori were often woven from worn fabric and kimonos cut into loom ready scraps with a warp of cotton or hemp. These textiles are wonderful examples of artful recycling. Taisho period, c. 1920-30. Measures 5.5 inches wide by 100 inches long.

Collections: Japanese, Textiles