A Striped and Stitched Zokin: Colored Thread

$25.00 USD

mid twentieth century
7 1/2" x 12 1/4", 19 cm x 31 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 example of shows a marvelously sashiko stitched and textured zokin which is a few layers thick. The sashiko stitching shows a diamond pattern and vertically-oriented stitching which is one primarily in white thread however red, green and black colored thread was also used for the stitching.

A very handsome zokin.

A Striped and Stitched Zokin: Colored Thread