A Zokin: Recycled Cotton Shirt
ca mid to late twentieth century
9" x 12", 23 cm x 30.5 cm
Zokin are traditional Japanese dustrags which are almost always made from layered and sashiko stitched scraps of cloth.
This is a very interesting zokin which is sewn from what appears to be a recycled, commercially produced cotton shirt is about two layers in all. The commercially printed cloth is a kind of ragged blue on white pattern of a type commonly used on summer kimono called yukata.Graphic and appealing, with a good fragment of old tsutsugaki cloth.