A White on White Zokin: Machine Stitched
ca. mid to late twentieth century
11" x 12 1/4", 28 cm x 31 cm
A zokin is a traditional Japanese dustrag which is hand stitched using repurporsed cloth. Zokin were often made in groups, so very often you will find batches of similar types coming from one home.
This zokin is white-on-white, and it is machine stitched from about three layers of hand loomed cotton. The machine stitching is done in a diamond-and-grid pattern and lends a good texture to the layered dustrag.
A very handsome old traditional cloth which certainly can be used in the home as an accessory.