A Beautifully Pieced Cotton Zokin: Two Interesting Sides
mid twentieth century
11 1/2" x 15", 31.75 cm x 38 cm
Zokin are traditional Japanese dustrags which are almost always made from layered and sashiko stitched scraps of cloth.
This is a very handsome zokin which is sewn from several pieces of recycled cotton cloth.
The piecing of the cloth is super handsome and beautifully subtle, and these details make this zokin a wonderful object from old Japan. The sashiko stitching is beautifully executed.