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    Semamori - symbolic patterns embroidered as good luck symbols on the back of children's clothing. Traditionally embroidered on the top back of the child’s kimono, often in white or red.

  • Schickie Mickie

    Semamori designs - usually sewn on the back of children's kimonos to protect the child from evil spirits

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In Japan, there is a certain magic associated with stitching applied to children’s garments, meant to protect the child from harm. These protective stitches are called semamori. A semamori cho, or a practice album of decorative stitches, when stitched on a child’s garment, would have been held in place one of the kimono’s two ties.

Sashiko Kimono. Period: Meiji period (1868–1912). Date: mid-19th century. Culture: Japan. Medium: Indigo-dyed plain-weave cotton, quilted and embroidered with white cotton thread. Dimensions: Overall: 55 1/2 x 45 in. (141 x 114.3 cm).

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