A Layered Striped Zokin: Interesting Stitches
ca. early to mid twentieth century
9 1/2" x 14", 24 cm x 38 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 zokin is really lovely for its subtle piecing, for the striped cloth, and for the white sashiko stitching--especially for the clustered passage of stitches on the proper, left hand, top corner.