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Vintage Japanese Zokin, Traditional Dust Cloth

25.00

This is a traditional Japanese zokin, or hand stitched dust cloth.

Zokin were created from salvaged fabricsuch as a fragment from a worn out kimono, perhapswhich was layered, secured, and reinforced with sashiko stitching. A practical reuse of cloth to aid in cleaning and dusting around the home.

This is a larger example created from three layers of cloth. One side is an indigo dyed cotton, the other a faded, worn, and patched brown striped silk.

11 x 11.5in; 28 x 29cm
Early to mid 1900s

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