The Japanese word Sakiori comes from "saki," which means to tear or rip up, and "ori," which means weave.

Sakiori clothing was first woven by Japanese peasants around 1750 for its warmth and durability. Newly minted cotton cloth at that time was too rare and expensive for a farmer or fisherman. The women used a home loom to weave scraps of old fabrics into sakiori textiles. Recycling such old fabric remnants follows the Japanese indispensable concept of “mottainai” or not wasting precious cloth when one can prolong the fabric’s useful life through recycling and reuse.

  • Size: 10 x 17

  • Insert: Duck blend

  • Material: 100% Sakiori (front), 100% Cotton (back)

All fabrics are either vintage or antique. Color variation and imperfections should be expected as they are consistent with age and use.

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