Boro Garments

The antique and vintage boro, or 'ragged' patched and mended garments offered here are mainly work garb which were worn by men and women who worked as farmers, lumberman, fisherman and the like.  These garments are made of hand loomed indigo dyed cotton, however we also offer examples sewn from asa, or cloth woven from bast fibers such as hemp or ramie.
A Tattered Boro Noragi: Block Patches in Artful Arrangement

A Tattered Boro Noragi: Block Patches in Artful Arrangement

late nineteenth, early twentieth century35" x 49 1/2", 89... (more)

An Indigo Dyed Cotton Boro Kimono: Beautiful Fragility

An Indigo Dyed Cotton Boro Kimono: Beautiful Fragility

late nineteenth, early twentieth century45 1/2" x 44 1/2"... (more)

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