A Cotton Zokin: Layered and Stitched

$18.00 USD

ca. mid twentieth century
10" x 13", 25.5 cm x 33 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 four layers in all. 

The repurposed cloth which was used to create this zokin is a printed commercial cotton which is applied as a top layer front and back, under which can be seen hand loomed cotton striped cloth.  Bold white sashiko stitches hold the four layers together. 

Really lovely.
A Cotton Zokin: Layered and Stitched