Japanese firefighter's hat with sashiko 刺し子 (traditional hand stitching or quilting used as reinforcement and decoration) throughout. The hat is made from multiple layers of cotton held together with upwards of 100 stitches per square inch. Tsutsugaki 筒描 (resist dye technique) pattern application.
Hats like this one are made of a patchwork of older gear. Often this was done to bring the experience of the past firefighters to the wearer.
- Indigo Dyed
- 19th Century
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