A Traditional Dust Rag or Zokin: Blue and Brown

$30.00 USD

early to mid twentieth century
12 1/4" x 12", 31 cm x 30.5 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 example shows a rustically sashiko stitched zokin is hand made from recycled cloth and stitched with white thread. 

The zokin is about four layers thick and is of good size and good weight--and each of its two sides is completely different from each other, one side being of a blue toned cotton cloth and the other a subtle, brown stripe.

Really lovely.

A Traditional Dust Rag or Zokin: Blue and Brown