A Mottled Shibori Zokin: Hand Stitching
mid twentieth century
8 1/2" x 12 3/4", 21.5 cm x 32.5 cm
A zokin is a traditional Japanese dust rag which is usually made from several layers of cotton that have been stitched together. Zokin, along with diapers, can be considered the last stop in the textile repurposing journey.
This zokin is particularly interesting because it is stitched from indigo dyed shibori. It is about four layers thick, and most likely if this zokin were deconstructed, you would find more shibori inside.
A fantastic, unusual zokin with wonderful sashiko stitching.