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) Classification: Costumes Credit Line: Purchase, Mrs. Jackson Burke Gift, 1979 Accession Number: 1979.409 This artwork is not on display Metropolitan Museum of Art
Helen Richman combines her love for wildlife and embroidering in her work. Helen first draws her design onto tissue paper to tack it onto white felt, with the resultant tacking stitches becoming her guide. She then employs a hand embroidery technique called “silk shading” using stranded cotton threads. Each needle will have one strand and Helen will have up to 10 needles being used at the same time. She then builds up the texture and colour of the fur slowly, creating a few stitches at a…
Folkwear Japanese Hakama & Kataginu During the Edo period in Japan (1615-1868), members of the samurai or warrior class wore the Kamishimo, a traditional costume made up of the Kataginu or pleated-front vest and Hakama or pleated pants/skirt. The two garments were typically worn over a knee-length kimono for formal occasions. Today, the garments are frequently worn for official occasions, martial arts, and historic reenactment.
Sashiko Kimono. Period: Meiji period (1868–1912). Date: 19th century. Culture: Japan. Medium: Indigo-dyed plain-weave cotton, quilted and embroidered with white cotton thread. Dimensions: Overall: 51 1/8 x 49 1/2 in. (129.9 x 125.7 cm).