A Tattered Length of Patched Mosquito Netting: Hemp or Ramie

$70.00 USD

early twentieth century
65" x 13", 165 cm x 33 cm

This is a tattered, stained and really beautiful length of rustic, undyed hemp or ramie bast fiber cloth.

This is a length of boro cloth meant for someone with a high threshold for appreciating the flaws which leave their traces of the passage of time.

This is a panel from a kaya or mosquito netting, hence the very loose, open weave of the cloth.

This is truly boro or ragged and as can be seen there are some faint clouds of dark indigo-ish stains to selected areas of the surface--this length is not for those who cannot appreciate this type of  aesthetic. The patches are loose in that they have become disengaged from the base; there are holes as well.

The stitched mending is beautiful.

The color is a warm neutral; the bast fiber yarns are wiry and are set in a slightly uneven fashion, which adds to the country appeal of this length.

The length is hand stitched from three pieces and there are ample patches, torn patches and eddies of mending stitches all of which create a rich visual field to enjoy.

A really good length of old boro kaya.