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Monochromatic 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 solid colored 19th-early 20th century fabric make up this Boro Futoniji. They are secured with cotton stitching for durability.

For a similar example, please reference Texiles of Japan by  Thomas Murray, page 348.

Circa: 20th Century

Origin: Japan

Material: Cotton

Condition: Very Good

Dimensions: 75" x 72"

Inventory number: TX4976



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