A Very Attractive Two Haba Boro: Patches and Old Woven Stripes
ca. late nineteenth, early twentieth century
60" x 26 1/2", 152.5 cm x 67.25 cm
This is a richly colored, two panel boro length which was taken from a larger piece, a futon cover.
The base cloth which is hand woven cotton, is of intricately woven, wide stripes is very much of the type that was woven in old Japan during the 19th century: this striped cloth is beautiful in its complexity and in its warm indigo and yellow-tan-blueish striping. It is a beautiful, old cotton stripe.
To the surface of the cloth is applied eleven patches of various cottons, from solid indigo dyed blue to striped to kasuri, each of which plays against the striped base cloth in an absolutely beautiful way.
This two panel boro cloth is rich and delicious in coloration, patching and projects a vivid taste of old Japan.