A Tsumugi Silk and Cotton Boro Panel: Patched
ca. late nineteenth century
55" x 13 1/4", 139.5 cm x 33.5 cm
This is a very subtle length of cloth which is interesting more for its texture than its visual appeal.
What is meant by texture is that the cloth is woven from both cotton and tsumugi silk, so the surface of the cloth has a distinctive feel, the result of these two fibers being woven together: for the folk textile aficionado this is certainly interesting.
There are four applied patches to this piece; there are two slight stains.
An interesting cloth from old Japan: perfect for someone who is understands old Japanese textile traditions.