A Short Patched Cotton Boro: Layers
ca. late nineteenth century
31" x 12 1/2", 78.5 cm x 31.5 cm
This short length of patched indigo dyed boro cotton cloth is just lovely for its color palette and its layered concentration of patches, mending and stitching.
Probably taken from a noragi--work coat--or a futon cover, this is a jewel-of-a-boro cloth: small, rich in patches and indigo, it calls up every day life in old Japan.A really wonderful little textile.