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Item "The Beauty Of Boro Is What You Don't See"

Ragged Beauty, Japanese Farmer Boro Patchwork Noragi Jacket

Someone repurposed a variety of old solid indigo cotton textiles to made a patchwork boro liner and attached it with sashiko stitching into a basic jacket frame into order to convert this lighter weight garment into a heavy winter coat.
Age
Early 1900s
From Northern Japan
Fabric 100% Cotton.
Natural vegetable dyes. Home Spun, Hand loomed Indigo Fabrics with numerous textile layers & patches.

Lots of interesting sashiko stitching and several fabric layers.
Size
See last image for size & weight chart.

Nice heavy-medium weight.
Condition
Very wearable!
Can be worn on either side.
Or, can be used for historical or artistic display.

We have washed, Ironed & repaired several loose seams on this garment.
Comments Another wonderful example of the Japanese tradition of "mottainai" or the distaste of wasting anything which has useful life remaining and prolonging a garment's endurance by relentless boro patching and mending.


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