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Japanese Vintage Textile Sori-hiki Vest With Sashiko

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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Textiles: Pre 1930: Item # 1099758

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Denenchofu, Otaku
Tokyo, Japan 145-0071

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This is a sodenashi ( vest ) of sori-hiki ( sledge-hauling ) from Shonai region in Yamagata prefecture in Tohoku district. It has rectangular pieces of cloth with sashiko ( quilting ) attached in one of the shoulders and in front diagonally for strength and ornament. It is made of hand-woven cotton stripe and it has hand-spun and natural indigo dyed cotton for the lining. In excellent condition. 50.5cm x 81cm Late 19th to early 20th century.