These protective stitches are called semamori, and shown here today is a semamori cho, or a practice album of decorative stitches that, when...

These protective stitches are called semamori, and shown here today is a semamori cho, or a practice album of decorative stitches that, when...

In Japan, there is a certain magic associated with stitching: ... stitches applied to children’s garments are done so intentionally, and that they are meant to protect the child from harm. These protective stitches are called semamori, and shown here today is a semamori cho, or a practice album of decorative stitches that, when stitched on a child’s garment, would have been held in place one of the kimono’s two ties.

In Japan, there is a certain magic associated with stitching: ... stitches applied to children’s garments are done so intentionally, and that they are meant to protect the child from harm. These protective stitches are called semamori, and shown here today is a semamori cho, or a practice album of decorative stitches that, when stitched on a child’s garment, would have been held in place one of the kimono’s two ties.

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英語版 豆本「背守り帖」: atelier ROSE & SATY

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In Japan, there is a certain magic associated with stitching: the act of enclosing a body in cloth is rich in meaning and stitching a garmen...

In Japan, there is a certain magic associated with stitching: the act of enclosing a body in cloth is rich in meaning and stitching a garmen...

背守り練習帖

背守り練習帖

In Japan, there is a certain magic associated with stitching: ... stitches applied to children’s garments are done so intentionally, and that they are meant to protect the child from harm. These protective stitches are called semamori, and shown here today is a semamori cho, or a practice album of decorative stitches that, when stitched on a child’s garment, would have been held in place one of the kimono’s two ties.

In Japan, there is a certain magic associated with stitching: ... stitches applied to children’s garments are done so intentionally, and that they are meant to protect the child from harm. These protective stitches are called semamori, and shown here today is a semamori cho, or a practice album of decorative stitches that, when stitched on a child’s garment, would have been held in place one of the kimono’s two ties.

Junko Oki Textiles Artist Study for #CAPI @Milliande.com #textiles, #boro #stitching #embroidery #art #cloth #thread

Junko Oki Textiles Artist Study for #CAPI @Milliande.com #textiles, #boro #stitching #embroidery #art #cloth #thread

Semamori, symbols sewn on the back of children's clothing for special wishes. SemamoriCho03b

Semamori, symbols sewn on the back of children's clothing for special wishes. SemamoriCho03b

Junko Oki Textiles Artist Study for #CAPI @Milliande.com #textiles, #boro #stitching #embroidery #art #cloth #thread

Junko Oki Textiles Artist Study for #CAPI @Milliande.com #textiles, #boro #stitching #embroidery #art #cloth #thread

Semamori Cho, a practice album for stitched amulets

Semamori Cho, a practice album for stitched amulets

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