Examples of hishizashi embroideries. Examples of hishizashi embroideries.

Hishizashi is an embroidery style from the Nanbu region in the north of Honshu, Japan. Hence it is also sometimes called Nanbu hishizashi (Nanbu diamond stitch). It developed out of the practice of reinforcing (hemp) garments with cotton threads. It may be classed as one of the sashiko forms.

Hishizashi is characterised by its diamond pattterns made in different shapes and with different colours. Hishizashi stitches are always worked over an even number of weft threads, in contrast to kogin zashi embrodieries, from the northwest of Japan, that are always worked over an uneven number of weft threads.

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