A Boro Zokin: Repair and Sashiko Stitching
ca. early to mid twentieth century
7 1/2" x 12 1/2", 19 cm x 31.5 cm
A zokin is a Japanese dust rag which was traditionally created from scraps of old cloth, as this one is.
The zokin is made from about three layers of cotton, the outer
layers being a lovely, worn, indigo dyed woven pattern, the front side being mended, as can be seen in the accompanying photos. The bold and vertically oriented sashiko stitching is just lovely, and is a key feature of many zokin.