A Beautiful Boro Zokin: Traditional Dustrag

$25.00 USD

early to mid twentieth century
13 1/2" x 13 3/4", 34 cm x 35 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 attractive, pieced and abraded boro zokin is a few layers thick and is sashiko stitched in a grid pattern: the white stitches over the pieced cotton is beautiful.

A wonderful boro zokin with a very good base cloth.

A Beautiful Boro Zokin: Traditional Dustrag