A Zokin: Printed Cloth and Two Toned Stitching
ca. mid twentieth century
7 3/4" x 14", 19.5 cm x 35.5 cm
Zokin are traditional Japanese dust rags which are almost always made from layered and sashiko stitched scraps of cloth.
This is a very handsome zokin which is sewn from recycled cotton
cloth, probably about three layers in all. The repurposed cloth which was used to create this zokin is a printed commercial cotton on one side, with a hand loomed, undyed white cotton on the other. Green and white sashiko stitches hold the three layers together.