A Length of Thickly Woven Rustic Hemp Boro: Cotton Patches
ca. early to mid twentieth century
68" x 12", 172.5 cm x 30 cm
This is a rustic length of coarse hemp cloth. It is woven from thick,plied yarn, yet it is quite soft to the touch.
It is sewn from two pieces of cloth and the length is mended, as can be seen by the two cotton patches that are hand sewn to the length of hemp.
Most likely this piece of hemp cloth was taken from a country futon.
Its undyed color, its raw texture and its two cotton patches make
this a very attractive country textile, especially if you like asa or the bast fiber cloth of old Japan. Some very small stains