A Three-Part Boro Length: Simple Blocks of Cotton
ca. late nineteenth, early twentieth century
42" x 12 1/2", 106.5 cm x 31.5 cm
This boro length is deceptively simple in its appearance, but once you look into to a bit there is more complexity than you may think.
The length is hand stitched from two pieces of cloth, a dark, hand spun, hand woven indigo piece--showing beautiful patina--and another length of absolutely beautifully woven cotton: the cloth has a very subtle kasuri warp and weft: this piece is woven using the same kasuri yarns for both warp an weft which creates a flickering and beautiful pattern to the cotton. Just lovely.
Hand stitched to the center of this boro fragment is piece of hand spun, hand woven cotton which is dyed a light, faded purple color, hand stitched to the base using thick dark blue or black thread.
A gorgeous little thing.