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A Sashiko Stitched Noragi: Stitching over Shibori

Written on June 5, 2010

Today I’m showing another beautifully sashiko stitched, indigo dyed cotton noragi, similar in spirit to the noragi shown in the previous post, below this one.

The sashiko stitching, which is arranged in a pattern of a radiating cross-like forms, is stitched over a base of indigo dyed shibori.Like the sashiko stitched noragi in the previous post, this jacket, too, comes from the Tohoku, or north east region of Japan.  The asymmetry of the shibori dyed cloth on the back of this work coat is a wonderful design detail–the stark, broken arcs of the shibori design is just beautiful.  Most likely this jacket dates to the mid-twentieth century.

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  1. Comment by velma bolyard:

    of course both of these jackets are lovely, the subtlty here is sweet.

    June 6, 2010 @ 5:45 am

  2. Comment by Lynne:

    Just love the simpleness and the wonderful lines. 🙂
    Cheers
    Lynne

    June 8, 2010 @ 7:00 pm

  3. Comment by Lynne:

    Just love the simpleness and the wonderful lines. 🙂
    Cheers
    Lynne
    Error in my email address so I resent

    June 8, 2010 @ 7:01 pm

  4. Comment by Kit:

    The arc forms covey a sense of joy – they remind me of bird flight. They are beautifully set off by the serene, linear background stitching.

    June 10, 2010 @ 8:04 am

  5. Comment by Kit:

    The arc forms convey a sense of joy – they remind me of bird flight. They are beautifully set off by the serene, linear background stitching.

    June 10, 2010 @ 8:04 am