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Hand Stitched Sashiko Farmer's Jacket
From Northern Japan
100% cotton, Medium-heavy Weight, Handspun and Hand Loomed
Black & Gray Stripes (shima) Exterior
Gray-Blue Indigo Lining
An incredible amount of work went into this sashiko jacket. There are 7 stitches per inch and 6 rows of stitches per inch. It is very reminiscent of some of the handiwork of early American quilters.
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Early to Mid 1900's
Very Good Condition
Lovely, very detailed sashiko
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Farmer’s Jackets were a common sight around the turn of the Century (c.1900) and before in rural Japan. Farmers commonly hand-spun their cotton, then hand loomed the threads into fabric. They would also dye the fabrics into various patterns (kasuri) and solid colors (usually indigo). And from this effort they made clothing for their family’s use. About Sashiko The first cottons milled in Japan were very expensive. Some creative person discovered that garments became much warmer and lasted longer if several layers of fabric were stitched together. Thus sashiko was born.