A Pair of Cotton Boro Zokin #1: Good Age
mid twentieth century
each: 10" x 7", 25.5 cm x 17.75 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 pair of layered zokin is made from kasuri dyed cotton and shows a nice grid of white stitching.