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Trio of Vintage Zokin, or Traditional Japanese Dust Cloths

48.00

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. We especially love the size, texture, and variation of cloth used in these examples—striped, solid, and kasuri cotton in neutral tones of charcoal, tan, with bits of reddish brown.

Dimensions: Roughly 5.5-6 x 10.5-11n; 14-15 x 27-28cm
Mid 1900s

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