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 Pieced Cotton Kasuri Coat: Textile Tradition from Tsushima

A Pieced Cotton Kasuri Coat: Textile Tradition from Tsushima

mid twentieth centuryShoulder to hem: 44", 112 cmSleeve t... (more)

A Patched and Very Tattered Koshimaki: Beautiful Translucency

A Patched and Very Tattered Koshimaki: Beautiful Translucency

late nineteenth, early twentieth century25" x 50", 63.5 c... (more)

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