A Densely Stitched Zokin: Traditional Dust Rag

$25.00 USD
mid twentieth century
10" x 10 1/2", 25.5 cm x 26.5 cm

zokin is a traditional Japanese dust cloth or cleaning rag; it is usually made from old pieces of cloth and it is usually layered and stitched for durability.   

Along with diapers, zokin are among the traditional household textiles that represent the end of the line where the repurposing or recycling of cloth is concerned.

This zokin is a few layers thick and is densely sashiko stitched in a vertical orientation; interesting to note is the way the sashiko stitching captures a wrinkle or fold on the proper facing side of the zokin (shown in detail photos).

This is a good zokin with rustic sashiko stitching, very nice.

A Densely Stitched Zokin: Traditional Dust Rag