A Zokin or Dust Rag: Kasuri and Sashiko

$25.00 USD

mid twentieth century
10 3/4" x 11", 27 cm x 28 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 of shows a sashiko stitched zokin which is a few layers thick and is stitched in a loose grid pattern.

The fact that one side is half kasuri cotton and half brown cotton is marvelous to look at.

A delight.

A Zokin or Dust Rag: Kasuri and Sashiko