A Richly Made Zokin: Two Distinct Sides

$25.00 USD

mid twentieth century
8 1/4" x 11 1/2", 21 cm x 29 cm

Zokin are traditional Japanese dustrags which are almost always made from layered and sashiko stitched scraps of cloth.

This is a very handsome zokin which shows two dramaticially distinct sides: one shows two indigo dyed fragments, one of kasuri and one of katazome. The other side shows a collage of old cotton scraps.

The vertically-oriented sashiko stitching is just wonderful and ties together both sides.

A very good looking zokin with lovely stitching.

A Richly Made Zokin: Two Distinct Sides