|Kanji, Kana & Pronunciation|
Sashiko is a method of quilting using a running stitch. White thread on indigo dyed cotton is the most common, although sometimes red thread may be added for contrast.
Like most quilting, the purpose of sashiko is to hold together multiple layers of fabric creating pockets for insulation. Quilting also allows scrap fabric and rags to be utilized as insulation. Functional sashiko is often found on outer garments and rustic winter kimono. Sashiko today is popular as a purely decorative embroidery technique, although seldom used on kimono.
Formality & TPO
TPO - Within Japan
|Hotel Wedding Reception||No|
|Restaurant Wedding Reception||No|
| Yes - Acceptable to wear. |
OK - OK to wear if no suitable alternatives.
No - Unacceptable to wear.
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