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    These protective stitches are called semamori, and shown here today is a semamori cho, or a practice album of decorative stitches that, when...

    “Three semamori cho or albums showing a variety of #semori or #semamori which are protective amulets stitched onto children's clothing. Late 19th century.”

    I find fascinating SEMAMORI. So I bought a book and learned some of them. I designed semamori embroideries myself which made in


    stitch samples for semamori (ornamental stitches or appliqués sewn on the back of baby’s kimono in order to ward off the evil

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    Semamori Cho, a practice album for stitched amulets

    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.

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