A Tsutsugaki Zokin #2: 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 spray of flowers in a landscape. The other side shows stylized pines and bamboo set near a flowing stream. 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 #2: Sashiko Stitching