A Sashiko Stitched Zokin: Patterned Stitching

$25.00 USD

early to mid twentieth century
9 1/4" x 13 1/4", 23.5 cm x 33.5 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 grey colored, tightly striped cotton over which is stitched a very regular, very nicely done repeat diamond/ grid pattern.

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

A Sashiko Stitched Zokin: Patterned Stitching