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Indigo Boro Futoniji

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 futoniji (futon covers), noragi (workwear), and other household pieces.

Patches of indigo striped, plaid, ikat, and solid colored 19th-early 20th century fabric make up this Boro Futoniji. They are secured with cotton stitching for durability, and it is backed with an indigo striped cotton.

Circa: 20th Century

Origin: Japan

Material: Cotton

Condition: Good

Dimensions: 61 1/2" x 49"

Inventory number: TX4963



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