An Unusual Terry Cloth Boro Yukata or Juban: Repaired

$85.00 USD

mid twentieth century
shoulder to hem: 44", 112 cm 
sleeve tip to sleeve tip: 42", 106.5 cm

This mid-twentieth century garment is made of terry cloth, a fairly unusual material in old Japan. It is a testament to the fact that all types of cloth were used and re-used in daily life, and even this novel, commercially woven material was heavily patched and mended.

This is either a yukata or a juban or under-kimono, but as the terry cloth material is unusual it makes it difficult to pinpoint the original use of the garment.

It is shown here inside-out in order to best reveal the white cotton patches and stitching that were applied to the inside of the kimono. 

There is some ingrained staining from wear on the collar area of the piece and obviously the condition overall is heavily used. This garment was thoroughly washed.

It is still very wearable if you would like to slip into it: rough dimensions are given above.