A Beautifully Patched Boro Panel: Handsome Old Stripes and Patching

$120.00 USD

early twentieth century
68" x 13 1/2", 173 cm x 34 cm

This length of indigo dyed cotton boro cloth is much more attractive in person as the hand woven base cloth and the over 15 patches which stud the surface of the cloth create a wonderfully tactile fragment of old cloth.

The wide striped cotton is just the type you would like to see in an old boro cloth and it most likely dates to Japan's Meiji era (1868-1912). The patches were hand stitched later, over time, and we can see evidence that some patches are of cloth made in the 1920s or 30s.

The length is hand stitched from two pieces of the same striped cotton; the condition is used and the cloth is supple in the hand.

A very good length of old boro cotton that deserves a second look.