A Commercially Produced Kasuri Cotton Zokin: Contrast
ca. mid twentieth century
10" x 13 3/4", 25.5 cm x 35 cm
Zokin are traditional Japanese dust rags which are almost always made from layered and sashiko stitched scraps of cloth.
This is a very handsome zokin which is sewn from recycled cotton
cloth, probably about two or so layers in all. The repurposed cloth which was used to create this zokin is machine-aided kasuri cotton, a boldly graphic, contrasting dark and light pattern.
Graphic and appealing.