A Very Patched Boro Panel: Striped Cotton
ca. early twentieth century
60" x 13", 152.5 cm x 33 cm
This length of very patched, boro cotton is really, really handsome.
Taken from a futon cover, this boro panel is made of hand loomed, shima or striped cotton. Two pieces of this cloth are hand stitched together to create this length.
Applied to the surface are about 25 individual mending patches, all hand stitched, and each patch showing a good deal of hand stitching. The color and woven pattern of the patches as they relate to the striped base cloth is remarkable. Along with the rich texture that is the result of the hand stitching on this cloth, the bold smattering of many patches and so much stitching makes this a very, very good length of early twentieth century cotton boro.
Pay attention to one, coin-sized stain, shown in the accompanying photos.
Really gorgeous. Recommended.