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Boro Cotton Kimono, Yamagata Prefecture (Northern Japan) c. 1900.  Never-give-up patchwork.

Traditional Boro used patchwork quilting and sashiko stitching to mend and extend the life of all pieces of worn fabric in a household. Boro Cotton Kimono, Yamagata Prefecture (Northern Japan) c.

EXPO À VOIR. BORO, THE FABRIC OF LIFE

Boro—The Fabric of Life

Boro – The Fabric of Life highlights traditional Japanese patchwork textiles

Japanese Boro

This Japanese boro (futon cover) was made in the century by recycling remnants of indigo dyed cotton and joining them together.

~ Boro textiles are usually sewn from nineteenth and early twentieth century rags and patches of indigo dyed cotton.  The diversity of patches on any given piece is a veritable encyclopedia of hand loomed cotton indigo from old Japan. In most cases, the beautiful arrangement of patches and mending stitches is borne of necessity and happenstance, and was not planned by the maker

dilapidated beauty is boro.

Boro textiles are usually sewn from nineteenth and early twentieth century rags and patches of indigo dyed cotton. I want something like this, perhaps a touch less ragged.

Hand Stitched Sashiko Farmer's Boro Jacket,handspun and hand-loomed cotton fabrics, early 1900s. one of the most amazing i've come across.

Hand Stitched Sashiko Farmer’s Boro Jacket, handspun and hand-loomed cotton fabrics, early

Cotton boro kimono from Japan's Tohoku- North west region of Japan https://www.pinterest.com/jenmurdoch5/

Cotton boro kimono from Japan's Tohoku- North west region of Japan…

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