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July 2000
Surface Design Journal;Summer2000, Vol. 24 Issue 4, p44
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The article offers information about sashiko, the traditional use of running stitch on indigo dyed cotton. The authors claimed that the technique is very old and originally valued in rural areas for its strength and practicality. It developed as an art form because of the Japanese reverence for traditional handcraft and the historical significance of cotton. It has positive effects on the people when recognizing its beauty. Moreover, there is satisfaction from working with sashiko coming from the ability of finished pieces to please and inspire others.


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