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 Half Under-Kimono: Narumi Kongata and Two Patterns of Old Katazome

A Half Under-Kimono: Narumi Kongata and Two Patterns of Old Katazome

late nineteenth century23 3/4" x 19", 60 cm x 48.25 cmThi... (more)

A Hand Made Rustic Money Belt: Scraps of Wool Suiting Material

A Hand Made Rustic Money Belt: Scraps of Wool Suiting Material

early twentieth century5" x 33", 12.5 cm x 84 cm This cha... (more)

An Indigo Dyed Cotton Boro Apron: Shonai Style Kasuri

An Indigo Dyed Cotton Boro Apron: Shonai Style Kasuri

early to mid twentieth century24" x 34", 61 cm x 86.5 cm ... (more)

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