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An Intricately Sashiko Stitched Maekake

Written on July 25, 2011

A few weeks ago I showed a pair of fantastic, sashiko stitched tabi which were sitting on a very good, sashiko stitched maekake.  I’m showing that maekake today.
The pattern is a unusual: it’s a web of diamonds, the kaku shippo or “angled seven treasures” motif.The stitching is tight and the stitches are very small.  This maekake, or traditional apron, dates to the mid twentieth century or so–and it is in very good condition.

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  1. Comment by paula253:

    i pronounce it “hostess apron.” too stunningly gorgeous to wear in the kitchen but perfect for impressing guests. thanks for sharing. ^^

    July 25, 2011 @ 6:33 pm

  2. Comment by Amy:

    Incredibly beautiful! I love the kaku shippo pattern! It’s the first pattern I had to stitch for when I took a sashiko class – so I’m particularly fond of it. I couldn’t wear this as JUST an apron!

    July 26, 2011 @ 7:24 am

  3. Comment by Stephen:

    Thanks, Amy, for identifying the motif–and very glad you like the apron!

    July 26, 2011 @ 8:52 am