A Shibori Silk and Cotton Zokin: Traditional Dustrag
ca. mid twentieth century
10" x 11 3/4", 25.5 cm x 29.75 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 is sewn from recycled, shibori dyed cloth, probably silk, that has been crimped and set with a lovely texture. There is also a large swath of cotton on one of the two sides. The grid of hand stitched black and white sashiko is in beautiful contrast to the rich, dark tones of the base cloth.A very good looking zokin with lovely stitching.