A Zokin with Two Distinct Sides: Wonderful Katazome

$25.00 USD
early to mid twentieth century
11" x 13 1/4", 28 cm x 33.5 cm

A 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 zokin is a few layers thick and is completely different on its front and on its back. The front shows a marvelous piece of old katazome cloth while the back shows pieced old cottons. The white running stitches over the pieced cotton base is beautiful.

A wonderful boro zokin with a very good old cotton cloth.