1000 Stitch Belt-0058 "SOLD"
This is a fine example of the classic Japanese One-Thousand Stitch “Tiger” Belt or Senninbari. Made from a fine white silk material, this good luck amulet, designed to protect the wearer from harm in battle, measures approximately 6.75″ high X 39.50″ long, not including tie strings. The beautifully detailed tiger has been outlined with red inked dots and is seen on the outside of the senninbari rather than folded over on the inside. Each dot has then been stitched with a single white cotton knot in order to compound the good luck well-wishes. Two red kanji characters may be seen in front of the tiger’s head, while two additional ones are seen next to the tail and rear paws; when combined, those characters say Buun Chokyu or “May Your Military Fortunes Be Long Lasting”. The center of the senninbari has been made with a center pouch in order to hold personal items or additional amulets. There is one small stain located between the 2 front characters. The left-rear of the belt has a small area where the silk has separated. This is a beautiful tiger senninbari, nicely made.