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 Han Juban or Half Under Kimono: Safflower Dye

A Pieced Han Juban or Half Under Kimono: Safflower Dye

late nineteenth, early twentieth centuryfrom shoulder to ... (more)

A Repaired and Mended Indigo Dyed Cotton Work Coat: Hand Stitched

A Repaired and Mended Indigo Dyed Cotton Work Coat: Hand Stitched

early twentieth centuryshoulder to hem x sleeve tip to sl... (more)

A Tattered and Repaired Han Juban: Re-purposed Indigo Dyed Cotton

A Tattered and Repaired Han Juban: Re-purposed Indigo Dyed Cotton

bearly twentieth centuryshoulder to hem x sleeve tip to s... (more)

A Beautifully Patched and Mended Cotton Kimono: Wonderfully Artful

A Beautifully Patched and Mended Cotton Kimono: Wonderfully Artful

early twentieth centuryshoulder to hem x sleeve tip to sl... (more)

A Handsome Indigo Dyed Cotton Work Coat: Re-Purposed Cottons

A Handsome Indigo Dyed Cotton Work Coat: Re-Purposed Cottons

early twentieth centuryshoulder to hem x sleeve tip to sl... (more)

A Pair of Hemp or Ramie Boro Momohiki: Traditional Trousers

A Pair of Hemp or Ramie Boro Momohiki: Traditional Trousers

early twentieth centuryas shown, first photo: 37" x 33", ... (more)

A Reconstructed and Heavily Patched Indigo Dyed Cotton Coat: Kagasuri

A Reconstructed and Heavily Patched Indigo Dyed Cotton Coat: Kagasuri

early twentieth centuryShoulder to hem x sleeve tip to sl... (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)

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