A Sashiko Stitched Zokin: Diamond Pattern

$25.00 USD

early to mid twentieth century
10 3/4" x 13 1/2", 27.25 cm x 34 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 patched, repaired and torn striped cotton over which is stitched a repeat diamond pattern.

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

A Sashiko Stitched Zokin: Diamond Pattern