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Light Blue Boro

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 dyed hemp textiles make up this Boro Futoniji. They are secured with cotton stitching for durability.

Circa: 20th Century

Origin: Japan

Material: Ramie or Hemp Fiber

Condition: Good

Dimensions: 41" x 80"

Inventory number: TX4982



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