A Boro Zokin: Repair and Sashiko Stitching

$18.00 USD

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.

A scrappy little treasure, very humble yet very beautiful.
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A Boro Zokin: Repair and Sashiko Stitching