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Densely Stitched Sashiko Boro Work Vest

325.00

This is a boro sashiko sodenashi, a type of sleeveless hanten, or jacket, typically worn by Japanese farmers. 

The outer fabrics are comprised of solid indigo cotton. A kasuri yoke and lapel were added at a later date around the collar and the shoulders to further reinforce the garment.

Upon closer inspection, the vest has a remarkable  dense and dizzying array of sashiko embroidery in a repeating step pattern. The dense running stitch is used to reinforce the garment and layer together the pieces of cloth. Wonderful texture and pattern.

Dimensions: 17.5 x 29 inches; 44.5 x 74 centimeters
Early twentieth century

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