Sashiko embroidery originated as a utilitarian craft, initially employed by farmers to mend and strengthen their well-worn clothing with meticulous stitching.
Over time, it has evolved into a popular and fashionable art-form. Aesthetically, it involves the use of contrasting colors arranged in geometric patterns,
frequently using white threads on affordable indigo blue fabric.
The sashiko pattern, referred to as the "rice grain," derives its name from its size and shape, which resembles actual grains of rice.