A Child's Red Flannel Boro Jacket: Rich Color, White Stitching
mid twentieth century
19" x 30", 48 cm x 76 cm
This hand pieced, hand stitched child's cotton flannel jacket is shown inside-out in order to better view its construction and the variety of details which make this small garment as visually interesting as it is.
The base cloth is patterned in the traditional Japanese design called asa no ha or hemp leaf; this is rendered in black and red. On the proper, inside, back of the coat is a large piece of orange colored cotton, presumably a patch to reinforce the coat.
Thick white cotton stitches are used to sew the piece together and add charm to this small coat from old Japan.