A Machine Stitched Zokin: Radiating Lines

$25.00 USD

mid twentieth century
9" x 13", 23 cm x 33 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 of shows a zokin which is a few layers thick of repurposed indigo dyed, faded kasuri cotton. The stitching on it is interesting: it is done by machine in intersecting angles, a very dynamic design.

A small delight.

A Machine Stitched Zokin: Radiating Lines