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Light Boro

Light Boro

Regular price $2,000.00 USD
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Boro, translated to “tattered clothing” or “rags” is a Japanese textile made from 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.

The base of this Boro is an unusual grey katazome cotton with indigo patches. Katazome is a batik-like method of painting using a paste, then dying the piece, revealing the design once the paste is washed away. They are secured with cotton stitching for durability.

Circa: 20th c

Origin: Japan

Material: Cotton

Condition: Very good, some light staining

Dimensions: 63" x 51"

Inventory number: TX5256

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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!