A Densely Sashiko Stitched Zokin: Beautiful Needlework

$30.00 USD

early to mid twentieth century
6 3/4" x 10", 17 cm x 25.5 cm

A zokin is a traditional Japanese dustrag which is hand stitched using repurporsed cloth.  Zokin were often made in groups, so very often you will find batches of similar types coming from one home.

This zokin is stitched from several layers of dark-toned striped cotton which seems to have been recycled from an old, cotton kimono.  The sashiko stitching is done in thick, white thread and something interesting happens: the horizontal and vertical stabs of white sashiko stitching come together in random areas to create morphing patterns: look closely to see.  The zokin is of a small size and has good age.

This is a very handsome old, traditional dust rag which certainly can be used in the home as an accessory.

A Densely Sashiko Stitched Zokin: Beautiful Needlework