A Layered and Stiched Zokin: Red Machine Loomed Cotton

$18.00 USD

early to mid twentieth century
9" x 12", 23 cm x 30.5 cm

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 example shows a wonderfully sashiko stitched zokin, a few layers thick which is stitched together from machine loomed cotton, a figured red cloth.

Just wonderful.