A Cotton Zokin: Layered and Stitched
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.