1000 Stitch Belt-0018
Here is a heavy white cotton One-Thousand Stitch Belt or Senninbari that measures approximately 6.75″ High X 46.50″ Long. This Amulet Of Protection never had tie strings as many were carried in helmets, packs, pockets or were simply wrapped around the waist and then tucked into the pants. Someone has taken a black ink stamp and made approximately 1000 circles where knots have been placed. Red thread was then used to make either individual knots or continuous flat stitches. The 2 black ink kanji say, “Nakamura”, probably the owner’s name. This style of senninbari is called the “hairy style” due to the long, loose red threads on either end of the belt. This example is very similar to those shown on pp. 193 and 223 of the book, Imperial Japanese Good Luck Flags and One-Thousand Stitch Belts.