A Boro Zokin: Pieced, Stitched Dustrag
mid twentieth century
8 1/2" x 10", 21.5 cm x 25.5 cm
Zokin are traditional Japanese dustrags which are almost always made from layered and sashiko stitched scraps of cloth.
This is a handsome boro zokin which is pieced-together recycled cotton cloth which has been beautifully sashiko stitched.
The stitching is rustic and the design of the cotton pieces is perfectly arbitrary; this is a very good example of an old zokin.