A Large Sashiko Stitched Zokin: Patched Grid
mid twentieth century
13 1/4" x 13 3/4", 33.5 cm x 35 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 attractive and large boro zokin is a few layers thick and is sashiko stitched in a grid pattern: the white stitches over the subtly patched cotton is beautiful.
A wonderful boro zokin of good size.