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Item Japanese Farm Woman's Patchwork Boro Noragi Cotton Yukinko Kasuri Vest.

Made for winter wear.

Boro patched, then patched again and again
Late 1800s
Fabric 100% Cotton.
Natural vegetable dyes. Home Spun, Hand loomed Indigo Fabrics with numerous textile layers & patches.
Across Shoulders
16 inches, (40 cm)
Across Bottom
20 inches, (50 cm)
From Collar to Bottom 30 inches, (75 cm)
Nice medium-heavy weight with several layers of fabric.
1.2 lbs
550 g
Wearable but perhaps best used for wonderful artistic display of a Japanese folk textile garment.

Ready to wear and/or for historical or artistic display.

We have washed, Ironed this garment.
Comments Wonderful example of the Japanese tradition of "mottainai" or the distaste of wasting anything which has remaining useful life. Someone has prolonged this garment's life by relentless boro patching.

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