An Indigo and Checked Zokin: Grid Sashiko Stitching
ca. mid to late twentieth century
9 1/2" x 13 1/4", 24 cm x 33.5 cm
A zokin is a traditional Japanese dustrag which is hand stitched using repurporsed cloth. Zokin were often made in groups, so very often you will find batches of similar types coming from one home.
This zokin is stitched from three layers of hand loomed cotton. The grid pattern is done in a sashiko or running stitch using thick white cotton thread.
A very handsome old traditional dustrag which certainly can be used in the home as an accessory.