Written on May 4, 2011
As those who dip into this blog from time to time know, I love traditional Japanese aprons. Today I’m showing a rustic and beautifully sashiko stitched example.
This is a country apron made of a base of pieced cottons that has been heavily sashiko stitched. The apron is sitting on a sashiko stitched kotasugake, or a hearth cover. I estimate that each of these sashiko textiles dates to the mid twentieth century or so.The apron measures 24″ x 17″ or 61 cm x 43 cm–and I just love it.Isn’t this simply beautiful?