A Katazome Dyed Zokin: Chrysanthemum

$23.00 USD

ca. mid twentieth century
9 1/2" x 12 1/2", 24 cm x 31.5 cm

are traditional Japanese dustrags which are almost always made from layered and sashiko stitched scraps of cloth.

This is a very handsome zokin which is sewn from recycled dyed cotton cloth,about two layers in all.  The katazome cloth, probably made in the early twentieth century, shows a repeat pattern of stylized chrysanthemums.

Graphic and appealing, with a good fragment of katazome dyed cotton cloth.
A Katazome Dyed Zokin: Chrysanthemum