A Beautifully Pieced Zokin: Old Flannel

$25.00 USD

early to mid twentieth century
11 1/2" x 13", 29 cm x 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 pieced zokin is a few layers thick and is made of two types of old cotton flannel cloth, beautifully configured. It is sashiko stitched in a grid pattern: the white stitches over the plaid cotton is beautiful.

A wonderful zokin.

A Beautifully Pieced Zokin: Old Flannel