A Folded and Sashiko Stitched Zokin: Unusual Shape
ca. mid twentieth century
16" x 11 1/2", 40.5 cm x 29 cm
This zokin, or sashiko stitched dustrag, is sewn from layers of cotton cloth--and is amply clear from the photos--is then stitched together, all over.
What makes this zokin so interesting is its unusual shape: more often than not, zokin are rectangular in format and are not folded into the form we see here: although not the case, this zokin seems to be a sleeve which has been detached from a coat and stitched entirely closed.
The striped cotton is soft and rich in patina and the stitching is quite good.
A lovely--and unusual--thing.