An Elaborately Stitched Zokin: Persimmon Flower
ca. early to mid twentieth century
7 3/4" x 12 1/4", 19.5 cm x 31 cm
This zokin, or sashiko stitched dustrag, is sewn from layers of cotton cloth which are then sashiko stitched together.
What makes this zokin so interesting is that it is made of
late nineteenth, early twentieth century cotton which has been sashiko
stitched all over in the traditional kaki no hana or persimmon flower motif.
This traditional dustrag shows a lot of visual appeal, most notably in the intricate sashiko stitching and the beautiful, traditional embroidered pattern.