A Layered and Tattered Zokin: Sashiko Stitching
ca. early to mid twentieth century
13" x 9", 33 cm x 23 cm
A zokin is a traditional Japanese dust rag which is usually made from several layers of cotton that have been sashiko stitched together. Zokin, along with diapers, can be considered the last stop in the textile repurposing journey.
This one is about four layers thick and is composed of wonderful scraps of cotton cloth, the layers very evident when looking at the ragged edges of this dust rag.
A rich and lovely old cloth, very traditional, and one that will very
much bring life into any room or to any collection of old cloth