Tsugaru Kogin Sashiko: Beautiful Work Clothes

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  • Tsugaru Kogin Sashiko: Beautiful Work Clothes
  • Tsugaru Kogin Sashiko: Beautiful Work Clothes
  • Tsugaru Kogin Sashiko: Beautiful Work Clothes
  • Tsugaru Kogin Sashiko: Beautiful Work Clothes
  • Tsugaru Kogin Sashiko: Beautiful Work Clothes

Tsugaru Kogin Sashiko: Beautiful Work Clothes

"Kogin" is an elaborate folk art; a style of Sashiko embroidery of white thread of indigo-dyed cotton, meant for workers and farmers. This book contains photographs of a beautiful collection of antique Kogin-Sashiko work clothes, hand-stitched with enormous detail. It has Japanese descriptions of each piece, and tells the story behind old fabrics used in Japan before cotton, as well as the dyes used, and how fabrics were woven. 

擦り切れやすい麻布を補強し、冬の寒さから身を守るために布を重ねて刺し綴った北国の人々…そんな厳しい生活から生まれた津軽こぎんのほか、日本全国の仕事着に見られる緻密な刺し模様の美を案内する。

  • 84 pages
  • Japanese only
  • Product #: JT15
  • Code: WP25