A Crazily Stitched Zokin #1: Traditional Dustrag
mid twentieth century
8 3/4" x 13", 22 cm x 33 cm
A zokin is a traditional Japanese dust rag which is usually made from several layers of cotton that have been stitched together. Zokin, along with diapers, can be considered the last stop in the textile repurposing journey.
This zokin is particularly interesting because it is stitched from about four layers and shows a crazily arbitrary network of thick, white stitching which reaches all sides of the dust rag.
A very handsome and good sized zokin.