A Length of Striped Cotton Boro: Subtle Restrained Colors
ca. late nineteenth century
58" x 12 1/2", 147.25 cm x 31.5 cm
This is an elegant, understated and very beautifully hand woven boro cotton textile from old Japan--and one that shows the kind of somber color palette that was worn by most people prior to 1868; before that time, the clothing, colors and fabrics worn by various strata of society was legislated and controlled by the government.
The length of cloth is hand stitched from three pieces and it shows three patches; the pattern is a lovely, striped cotton. There is a gentle curve to the length, from stress and wear.
Along the length there is some areas which are a bit threadbare, but otherwise this is a very lovely, somber boro cotton cloth.