Japanese Boro textile
Japanese Boro textileRare 1930's Vintage Japanese Indigo Stripe Cotton Boro Patched Textile, is thick, homespun, hand-loomed 100% cotton fabric, natural organic dyed Stripe Base fabric, washed and ready to go.
Measurements, 43” x 59”, nice medium-heavy weight to this textile, 1.2lbs
Wonderful old textile to display as wall art, make pillows, cut for patchwork, table cloth, or create your own project.
One of a kind.
Japanese Boro textiles are a class of Japanese textiles that have been mended or patched together. The term is derived from Japanese boro boro, meaning something tattered or repaired. Boro came to predominately signify clothing worn by the peasant farming classes, who mended their garments with spare fabric scraps out of economic necessity. In many cases, the usage of such a boro garment would be handed down over generations, eventually resembling a patchwork after decades of mending.
To working-class Japanese, these boro garments were an embarrassing reminder of their former poverty, and little effort was expanded by government or cultural institutions at the time to preserve such artifacts. Many extant examples were only preserved due to the efforts of folklorist Chuzaburo Tanaka, which now these are designated as Important Tangible Cultural Properties. 1,500 of these items are on permanent exhibition at Amuse Museum in Asakusa, Tokyo.
Stone House is proud to have obtained one of these fine pieces of Japanese History dated back to the 1920s from an antique textile dealer in Japan.
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