Sashiko Embroidered Coaster

This special coaster is the result of a collaboration between artist Toshiyuki Fukuda and sashiko embroidery artisan Kenichi Ohazama. Using traditional sashiko embroidery with near-mathematical precision, each coaster features geometric patterns that combine twenty-first century graphics with Japanese folk art motifs. The sturdy textile is made from 100% cotton woven into a strong quilted jacquard weave that easily washes away spills. Each Sashiko coaster is individually cut from a larger textile, making each pattern slightly different from the others.  

About Sashiko Embroidery
Sashiko, which translates to “little stabs” in Japanese, is a hand-sewing technique that originated in ancient Japan. Sashiko stitches were traditionally used to decorate and repair homespun peasant clothes in times where resources were scarce. Using geometric patterns with common motifs like waves, mountains, bamboos, or overlapping diamonds, sashiko combined decoration with reparation, with its resulting beauty demanding to know: why just mend and make do when you can mend and make better?

Materials: 100% cotton
Dimensions: Height: 4” Width: 4”
Care: Machine wash in cold water with similar colors and gentle detergent.
Fukushima, Japan




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