A Large Boro Zokin #1: Traditional Dustrag
early to mid twentieth century
15 1/2" x 11", 39.25 cm x 28 cm
Zokin are traditional Japanese dustrags which are almost always made from layered and sashiko stitched scraps of cloth.
This is a large-sized and very handsome boro zokin which is pieced-together recycled cotton cloth which has been beautifully sashiko stitched.
The stitching is eccentrically executed; the design of the cotton pieces is perfectly arbitrary; this is a very good example of an old zokin. Just wonderful.