A Zokin or Traditional Dust Rag: Sashiko Stitching

$30.00 USD

early to mid twentieth century
12" x 12 1/4", 30.5 cm x 31 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 shows a sashiko stitched zokin made from recycled grey-toned, striped kimono cotton on one side and a kind of neturatl-toned brushed cotton on the other side.

Really lovely.