A Sashiko Stitched Sodenashi: Cotton Work Vest

$125.00 USD

early twentieth century
25 1/4" x 18 1/2", 64 cm x 47 cm

This is a lovely work vest called a sodenashi--literally meaning "without sleeves." It is shown here turned inside-out because it is more visually interesting when viewed this way.

The sodenashi is created from left over cottons as is fairly evident but the nice surprise is that the sashiko stitching which holds the piece together is done in lavender cotton thread, a very nice detail.

The second dimension noted above represents the measurement of the bottom of the vest when laid flat.

With a beautiful patina from where this is a beautifully broken-in, original work garment from old Japan.

A small beauty.

A Sashiko Stitched Sodenashi: Cotton Work Vest