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Blue panel vest. The panels are woven from predominantly blue fabric with white and gray pieces. The vest is made of four woven panels, stitched together at the back, sides and top. An opening is left between the upper panel sides for the arms. The front is left open. The edges are edged with dark blue fabric. The inside upper back is made wider by a dark blue fabric square, decorated with white stitching in a zigzag motif.

Specific Techniques

Technique used for fabric of main body of garment known as "saki-ori": a technique of weaving material from a cotton or bast fibre warp and stripes of torn rags as the weft. In this garment 17.0 cm wide fabric panels of the vest have been woven from un-dyed cotton warp threads and a weft of indigo-dyed cotton rags. Back shoulder inset made in "sashiko" technique: 2 or 3 layers of dyed indigo-blue fabric covered in small stitches of white cotton (in this case it is a herringbone pattern) over the entire surface. Entire garment is edged in indigo-dyed cotton fabric. The edging on back shoulder panel also trimmed with decorative white cotton stitches in chevron pattern. Garment assembled by hand-stitching throughout; panels joined along back and side seams with indigo-dyed bast fibre.

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