Sakiori

Sakiori
Sakiori, is a kind of weaving that originated from old Japanese women. Sakiori is made of ragged cloth and cotton thread. The cloth is ripped into smaller pieces and the cotton is stiched into it vertically, which eventually produces a stronger and warm fabric. Sakiori had been woven and used by poor peasants in the nothern areas in Japan for a long time. They used Sakiori for their working clothes and blankets. Women in farming regions who lived harsh lives produced this kind of weaving to re-use worn clothing. Sakiori was recycling, which was invented inevitably since people were short of things. Until around 1960, the post war era was finished, and sakiori became very popular among ordinary people. Since the industry was developed in the late 20th century, cotton became less expensive, and sakiori was out of date. People liked disposal things. However, these days sakiori is coming into the limelight again because some artists enchanced sakiori to the value of art.