A Boro Fragment: Rustic Repair

$25.00 USD

early to mid twentieth century
12" x 15", 30.5 cm x 38 cm

This wonderfully worn fragment of sashiko stitched boro cloth has been cut from a larger piece.

Its zokin or dust rag-like size seems to indicate that it was probably cut to be finished around the edges in order to be transformed into a zokin--a necessary variant on the reuse of hand made cloth.

As can be seen this piece is well-used, well-stitched and shows a variety of old cottons stitched together to create it. Two of its four edges are hand finished.

A really lovely fragment of old cotton. 

Great patina, fabrics, color and stitching.