A Beautiful Pieced Large Zokin: Green Sashiko Stitching
mid twentieth century
13" x 15 3/4", 33 cm x 40 cm
A 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 large, boro zokin is a few layers thick, it is beautifully composed of old, indigo dyed cottons and the green sashiko stitching is a beautiful detail.
A beautiful zokin.