A Simple and Rich Boro Fragment: Clean Patching
ca. early twentieth century
42" x 12 3/4", 106.5 cm x 32.5 cm
This is a tightly woven length of indigo dyed cotton whose white warp yarns barely show, and when they do, they form a kind of woven mini-grid of sorts.
This short length is patched with five mending patches. One of the two narrow ends is hemmed by hand, which indicates that this boro piece was taken from a noragi or work coat.
A lovely, clean, clear length of cloth with good age and patching, this is handsome. A flurry of small holes along one of the selvedge edges; seems these holes are remnants of hand stitching.