A Sashiko Stitched Zokin: Diamond Pattern

$25.00 USD

early to mid twentieth century
9 1/2" x 13", 24 cm x 33 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 zokin is a few layers thick and is made from an two different types of striped cotton over which is stitched a repeat diamond pattern. There is a subtle repair to the cloth which can be seen on the lead image, on the upper right-hand corner of the zokin.

A lovely zokin with a very good old cotton cloth and regular, attractive sashiko stitching.

A Sashiko Stitched Zokin: Diamond Pattern