A Tsutsugaki Zokin #1: Sashiko Stitching

$45.00 USD

ca. late nineteenth, early twentieth century
8" x 12", 20 cm x 37.5 cm

This is a very fancy zokin or dust rag as it is made with recycled tsutsugaki cloth, which is a freehand paste resist indigo dyed cotton.  The tsutsugaki cloth most likely dates from the late nineteenth century, while the elaborate sashiko stitching was probably done a few decades later.

On the front of this zokin is shown a languid stream, bamboo fencing, river plants and flying plovers. The other side shows stylized pines set in a landscape situation.  Just lovely.

A wonderful and sumptuous dust rag, and one to be valued for its tsutsugaki cloth and its very fine sashiko stitching.

A Tsutsugaki Zokin #1: Sashiko Stitching