A Densely Stitched Zokin: Mountain Pattern
ca. mid twentieth century
8" x 12 1/2", 20.25 x 31.5 cm
This zokin, or sashiko stitched dustrag, is sewn from layers of cotton cloth which are then sashiko stitched together.
What makes this zokin so interesting is that it is made of late nineteenth, early twentieth century cotton which has been sashiko stitched all over in the "mountain" pattern.
This traditional dustrag shows a lot of visual appeal, both in terms of color and texture.