Sashiko Paintball Headbands. Handmade and embroidery by hand using the Japanese technique called Sashiko on denim fabric.
Made in our studio at West Palm Beach, USA. Slow stitching by hand is labor-intensive due to the thickness of the denim.
Sashiko, a Japanese word, (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). Traditionally used to reinforce points of wear or to repair worn places or tears with patches, making the piece ultimately stronger and warmer, this running stitch technique is often used for purely decorative purposes in quilting and embroidery. The white cotton thread on the traditional indigo blue cloth (said to recall snow falling around old farmhouses) gives sashiko its distinctive appearance, though decorative items sometimes use red thread or other colors.
Minor imperfections that happen when a product is handmade make it more valuable. Each headband is unique due to the hand-embroidery process.
The headbands are handmade on request, delivery time: two-three weeks.