A Pieced Zokin: Three Distinct Plaids

$25.00 USD

mid twentieth century
8 1/4" x 11 1/2", 21 cm x 29 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 three distinct pieces of plaid cloth, the one on the top of the front of the zokin is an old cotton called sankuzushi which bears a basket weave effect.

Broad, spare sashiko stitches hold front and back together.


A Pieced Zokin: Three Distinct Plaids