Elegante and unique handmade Sashiko handbag made in our studio on white cotton and denim fabrics. Slow stitching by hand, that is labor-intensive.
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 quiltingand 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.
Material: Cotton and Denim.
RED: White cotton, Blue denim, and Red Thread
Size: 10" x 14" approx. Strap: 25.5" long approx.
Lining: Light gray cotton.
BLUE: White Cotton, Blue Denim, and Blue Thread.
Size: 9.5" x 15" approx. Strap: 29" long approx.
Lining: Blue cotton.
Pattern: Kakuju Tsunagi.
MULTICOLOR: White Cotton, Blue Denim, multicolor Thread.
Size: 10.5" x 12" approx. Strap 29" long approx.
RED AND BLUE: White Cotton, Blue Denim, Red, Blue Thread.
Size: 9.5" x 11.5" approx. Strap 31" long approx.
Lining: Light Blue.
Pattern: Rokuyata Kousi.
GREEN AND YELLOW: White Cotton, Blue Denim, Dark Green, Sage Green, and Mustard Yellow Threads.