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    Semamori aupicious amulet patterns - see more examples at Sri Threads

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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.

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    Semamori Stitched Amulets, Japanese Textiles Book Art

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