Sakiori No Collar Jacket

Sakiori is a technique in which cloth is woven with recycled old rags weft against cotton warp. Old kimono or rags were shredded into thin pieces and woven together to make more durable and warmer everyday garments. During Edo Period (1603-1868) in Tohoku, the northern region of Japan, it was too cold to grow cotton and new garments were hard to come by. So commoners would often recycle their old garments into sakiori cloth and made obi, work wear, or kotatsu blanket (a blanket that covers a lowwooden table as a heat source.)