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Cotton100%, Sashiko woven, Indigo dyed, Made in Katakai, Japan
The Hikeshi coat is originally a Firefighter’s coat in the Edo era. That’s why it’s very dynamic and impactive.
The speciality of this item is the textile’s technique Sashiko.
Sashiko was a stitching technique. It’s running stitch what can make textile stronger as a reinforcement.
It's dyed by Japanese indigo and very raw eravmolation. You will smell indigo from this coat.
Sashiko (刺し子, literally "little stabs" or "little pierce") is a form of decorative reinforcement stitching (or functional embroidery) from Japan that started out of practical need during the Edo era (1615-1868).
Sashiko embroidery was used to strengthen the homespun clothes of olden times. Worn out clothes were pieced together to make new garments by using simple running stitches. These clothes increased their strength with this durable embroidery. By the Meiji era (1868-1912) sashiko had been established enough that it had evolved into winter work in northern farming communities, when it was too cold to work outside.