A Beautifully Stitched Zokin: Neutral Tones

$25.00 USD

mid twentieth century
8 3/4" x 13", 22 cm c 33 cm

zokin is a traditional Japanese dust cloth or cleaning rag; it is usually made from old pieces of cloth and it is usually layered and stitched for durability.   

Along with diapers, zokin are among the traditional household textiles that represent the end of the line where the repurposing or recycling of cloth is concerned.

This zokin is a few layers thick and is made from patched, repaired and torn striped cotton over which is stitched a diamond design in black cotton thread.

A lovely zokin with good old cotton cloth and attractive sashiko stitching.