A Wonderfully Mended Indigo Dyed Boro Length: Patches
late nineteenth, early twentieth century
40" x 12 3/4", 101.5 cm x 32.5 cm
This is a fragment of a beautifully made boro length which is completely hand stitched from indigo dyed hand spun cotton.
As can be seen, the mending is extremely artful and is plentiful; both sides of the cloth are visually interesting, and as can be seen from the detail photos here, there is some surface damage and some small holes.
A really lovely thing.