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 Boro Sakiori Hanten: Patched, Threadbare Ragwoven Work Coat

A Boro Sakiori Hanten: Patched, Threadbare Ragwoven Work Coat

early twentieth century31 1/2" x 48 1/2", 80 cm x 123 cm ... (more)

A Wonderfully Patched and Abraded Cotton Work Coat: Small and Lightweight

A Wonderfully Patched and Abraded Cotton Work Coat: Small and Lightweight

early to mid twentieth century25 3/4" x 46 1/4", 65.5 cm ... (more)

A Padded, Repaired Bib Apron: Two Distinct Sides

A Padded, Repaired Bib Apron: Two Distinct Sides

early twentieth century27 1/2" x 19", 69.85 cm x 48.25 cm... (more)

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)

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