Boro, translated to “tattered clothing” or “rags” is a Japanese textile made of patches of recycled fabrics. The Japanese folk art movement highly valued pieces like this because they embodied yō no bi which means “beauty in practicality.” These patchwork textiles were made into futonji (futon covers), noragi (workwear), and other household pieces.
Patches of plaid, solid, and tie-dyed, 19th-early 20th century fabric make up this Boro Futonji. They are secured with cotton stitching for durability.
Circa: 20th Century
Condition: Very Good, some holes but in stable condition
Dimensions: 26" x 56"
Inventory number: TX5199
Keep in mind ...
Our vintage and antique pieces have traveled throughout the world and survived decades - maybe even centuries - of use. Do not expect them to be in perfect or *new* condition. Signs of their past makers and owners may be noticeable such as small holes, loose threads, & stains. In our opinion, this adds to their charm!