A Patched Striped Zokin: Sashiko Stitched Dustrag
ca. mid twentieth century
8 1/4" x 11", 21 cm x 28 cm
This is a very handsome boro zokin which is sewn from recycled cotton cloth of two types of woven stripes, probably about four layers in all. The sashiko stitching--in a wonderful crisscross pattern--which covers the entire front and back surface of the zokin, is beautifully executed and adds charm to this otherwise utilitarian cloth.