A Woven Plaid Zokin: Sashiko
ca. mid to late twentieth century
9" x 12 1/2", 23 cm x 31.75 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 stitched from about three layers of hand loomed cotton. The pale blue plaid cloth on one side of the zokin is attractive, as is the striped cotton on the other side.
A very handsome old traditional dustrag which certainly can be used in the home as an accessory.