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Item Japanese Farm Woman's Patchwork Boro Noragi Cotton sleeveless garment (sodenashi).
At one time this garment was a full kimono. Someone removed the sleeves to repurpose it as a sodenashi.

Boro patched, then patched again and again
Age
Late 1800s to Early 1900s
Fabric 100% Cotton.
Natural vegetable dyes. Home Spun, Hand loomed Indigo Fabrics with numerous textile layers & patches.
Size
Please see last slide show photo for size chart.

Long, Smock length.

Nice medium-heavy weight with several layers of fabric.
1.4 lbs
640 g
Condition
Very wearable or can be used for a wonderful artistic display of a classic Japanese folk textile garment.

We have washed, Ironed this garment.

It's ready to wear or display. Can be worn standard or reversed, either way beautiful.
Comments Wonderful example of the Japanese traditional concept of "mottainai" or the distaste of wasting anything which has useful life remaining resulting in the prolonging a garment's life by relentless boro patching and repairing.


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