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 Patched Striped Cotton Yogi: Oversized Kimono Shaped Duvet

A Patched Striped Cotton Yogi: Oversized Kimono Shaped Duvet

early twentieth century54" x 57", 137 cm x 145 cm A yogi ... (more)

A Katazome Dyed Han Juban: Three Patterns

A Katazome Dyed Han Juban: Three Patterns

early to mid twentieth century23" x 24", 58.5 cm x 61 cm ... (more)

A Pair of Heavyweight Boro Gloves: Rustic, Tattered and Recycled

A Pair of Heavyweight Boro Gloves: Rustic, Tattered and Recycled

early to mid twentieth centuryeach glove: 10" x 6", 25.5 ... (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)

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