A Katazome Dyed Zokin: Chrysanthemum
ca. mid twentieth century
9 1/2" x 12 1/2", 24 cm x 31.5 cm
Zokin 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.