Trio of Vintage Zokin, or Traditional Japanese Dust Cloths
This is a group of Japanese zokin, or traditional hand stitched dust cloth.
Zokin were created from salvaged fabric—such as a fragment from a worn out kimono, perhaps—which was layered, secured, and reinforced with sashiko stitching. A practical reuse of cloth to aid in cleaning and dusting around the home.
These examples are created from a few different types of fabric patchwork and have a nice amount of sashiko stitching running both horizontally and vertically in white and black threads. We especially love the size, texture and variation of cloth used in these examples. The faded and worn pistachio green, blush, and deep muted green colors look wonderful together.
Dimensions: Roughly 6-6.5 x 9-10.5in; 15-16 x 23-26cm