Laurelhurst Fiber Art Studio & Urban Farm
Tablet Weaving * Ply-Splitting * Mindfulness * Permaculture
Sazigyo collected in 2004
You need to know what to look for if you want to add a sazigyo to your textile collection. They are small and easy to overlook. When I found mine in San Francisco at the Asian Art Exhibition, there were several in a stack, and all were completely wound up with the tie wrapped around them. If you see a coil like this, take the time to unwind it; you may find a treasure.
Ralph Isaacs found several bags full of dirty cotton bands mixed with termite dust in a stall in Rangoon in the early 1990s. Insects must have eaten the palm leaf manuscripts, but not the sazigyo. Fifty of these are now in the collection of the Brighton Museum.