A Subtle Zokin: White on White

$18.00 USD

ca. early to mid twentieth century
8 1/2" x 12 3/4", 21.5 cm x 32.5 cm

A zokin is a traditional Japanese dust rag which is usually made from several layers of cotton that have been stitched together.  Zokin, along with diapers, can be considered the last stop in the textile repurposing journey.

This zokin is interesting because it is stitched from about four layers of white cotton. The entire surface has been sashiko stitched in white cotton thread, both in a grid and in a pattern of two diagonals.

A gorgeous zokin.

A Subtle Zokin: White on White