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

Examples of 'Semamori' ( 背守り) stitching, Japan , century. 'Semamori' literally means 'back protection' and is a stitched or appliqued charm or amulet sewn onto the back of a child's kimono that is intended to bring good luck and to ward off evil.

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.

These protective stitches are called semamori, and shown here today is a semamori cho, or a practice album of decorative stitches that, when stitched on a child’s garment, would have been held in place one of the kimono’s two ties.

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

“Three semamori cho or albums showing a variety of or which are protective amulets stitched onto children's clothing.

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

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

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A Set of Three Semamori Stitches: Protective Amulets

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