SashikoSashiko is a quilting technique using a running stitch to reinforce and prolong the life of a fabric or to stitch and recycle old pieces of cloth into a new garment. Sashiko created warmer and more durable fabrics for the Japanese farmer who originally used the stitch for practical reasons. Decorative sashiko stitching developed out of this need for warmth and durability and functions to embellish while strengthen the garment or object.
mid to late 19th century45" x 46", 114.5 cm x 117 cm Wha... (more)
mid twentieth century9 1/2" x 13", 24 cm x 33 cm A zokin... (more)
ca. early twentieth century 37 1/2" x 34", 95 cm x 86.5 c... (more)
ca. mid twentieth century 64" x 54", 162.5 cm x 137 cm Th... (more)