Semamori Workshop Saturday, March 18 (2023)

Semamori(背守り) means “Back Protection” in Japanese, and — like sashiko — dates back to the Edo era (1603-1868).

In those days, children’s kimonos had fewer seams than adult ones, specifically in the back area. For this reason, children are considered more vulnerable to attacks by evil spirits. Japanese mothers embroidered these protective talismans on the backs of their children’s kimonos so that they would grow up healthy and happy.

The traditionally represented motifs are inspired by natural motifs, family crests and cosmic geometry, among others.

We will learn the symbology and message hidden in this art, embroidering with threads brought from Japan and dyed with plants and lands from Aletheia.

From 10:30 to 15:30

€95 (lunch and VAT included)

Cancellations: If for whatever reason you have to cancel, please write us an email as soon as possible to notify us. We do not make refunds but we will save your place for the next workshop of your interest for the same amount. In the event that the workshop is canceled by Aletheia, we will exclusively refund the full price of the workshop. It is not possible for us to take responsibility for compensation derived from other possible expenses.

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