An Indigo Dyed Boro Panel: Beautifully Colored Plaid
ca. late nineteenth century
65" x 13 1/4", 165 cm x 33.5 cm
This is a length of very attractive, hand woven, indigo dyed cotton plaid cloth which was taken from a traditional futon cover.
The colors, and their proportions to each other, are what make this so attractive--as well as the good age of this piece.
The panel was woven in a wonderful combination of white, blue, and a kind of intriguingly drab, mixed-neutral tone. The eight or so mending patches in different sizes that were hand stitched to the surface of the cloth are a rich contrast to the plaid base cloth.
An extremely handsome, hand woven folk textile from old Japan.