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Dark blue vest with a patterned upper section. The pattern is thin gold and white lines forming a checkered design. The pattern is used on the shoulders and upper back. Around the neck and partway down the centre opening is a wide band with pairs of gold stripes on a dark blue ground. The upper inside of the vest is lined with fabric, thick gold stripes on black ground.

Specific Techniques

Technique used for fabric of main body of garment known as "sashiko": 2 or 3 layers of dyed indigo-blue fabric covered in small stitches of indigo-dyed cotton over the entire surface. In this garment indigo-dyed cotton fabric has been stitched overall in blue indigo-dyed cotton thread. Both the exterior and the lining of the shoulder areas are additionally covered in indigo-dyed and un-dyed woven fabric. Edging around sleeve openings and on lower portions of side seams trimmed in indigo-dyed cotton fabric. Garment assembled by hand-stitching throughout.

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