A Machine Stitched Zokin: Faded Kasuri Cotton
ca. mid twentieth century
12" x 13", 30.5 cm x 33 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 as it is made from faded, used kasuri cotton which has been quite artfully machine stitched as can be seen in accompanying photos.