A Large Sized Boro Zokin: Sashiko Stitched
ca. mid twentieth century
13" x 18", 33 cm x 45.75 cm
This is a quite large, sashiko stitched cotton zokin, or dustcloth.
It has been assembled from three types of old, discarded, cotton cloth: a figured commercial cloth, a purple cotton, and a dark neutral cloth which can be seen on front and back.
The cotton used to create this zokin is clearly re-used. The entire zokin is covered in vertical rows of white, sashiko stitches.
The progression of color blocks on the front of the zokin is just wonderful, as is the quite large size, which could easily be used as a place mat.