A Small Ball of Braided Cotton Rope: Purple Color
mid twentieth century
as shown: 5", 12.75 cm diameter
length: 124", 315 cm
This ball of boro rope is hand braided from innumerable scraps of cotton cloth--and the rope was used hard.
Imagine a good quantity of old, ragged clothing and bedding, or buying rags from a rag merchant; this is the source of this hand made rope which was used for everyday tasks in old Japan, from and hauling goods to any number of other jobs.
The purple colored rope is braided of commercially produced cottons, the scraps of which were used to fabricate this length.
Wonderful. Collectible. And getting harder and harder to find.