A Group of Eight Undyed Cotton Zokin: Sashiko Stitching
mid twentieth century
each, approximately: 11 1/4" x 7 1/4", 28.5 cm x 18.5 cm
A 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 is a group of eight white zokin made from an assortment of undyed cottons. The pieces on the right hand side, for example, are stitched from white cotton jersey.
A lovely set that is waiting to be dyed or further embellished.