|Sakiori is a
method of using old fabric or scraps to make new fabric, one with wefts of the old cloth
and warps usually of strong cord. The work is done finely and the resulting fabric
has a tweed-like effect resulting from patterns or variations in coloring in the original
fabrics. Sakiori is traditionally used for work clothes and informal obi.
More about sakiori.
Sashiko is a kind of embroidery, used in Japan to reinforce parts of clothing or other cloth items in the parts that receive heavy wear. The stitches are traditionally in white thread on a plain indigo ground, and is sometimes on strips of cloth which are then applied to the clothing. More about sashiko.
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|1. Work vest of sakiori with sashiko reinforcements
|2. Work vest of sakiori with sashiko reinforcements
|3. Work vest of sakiori with sashiko reinforcements & buttons
|7. Work jacket of sakiori with sakiori sleeves
|8. Work jacket of sakiori with cotton cloth sleeves
|6. Work vest of sakiori
|10. Work vest of sakiori
|11. Policeman's sakiori coat
|12. Sakiori obi 1
|13. Sakiori obi 2
|14. Sakiori obi 3
|15. Sakiori obi 4