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Sashi-Nui

The sashi-nui style of Japanese embroidery is characterised by the use of long and short stitches. It is often used to make pictorial figures by overlapping the stitches.

It was particularly popular with the craftsmen for the earliest extant embroideries in Japan, from the late first millennium AD, housed in the Shoshoin complex.

This technique is regarded as being part of the Kyo-nui ('Kyoto embroidery') tradition.

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