A Striped Sashiko Stitched Zokin: Dustrag
ca. mid twentieth century
7 3/4" x 13", 19.5 cm x 33 cm
This is a very handsome zokin which is sewn from recycled cotton cloth of woven stripes, probably about four layers in all. The sashiko stitching, which covers the entire front and back surface of the zokin, is beautifully executed and adds charm to this otherwise utilitarian cloth.Zokin are traditional Japanese dustrags which are almost always made from layered and sashiko stitched scraps of cloth--note the loss and abrasion to the base cloth of this dust rag.