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

At one time this garment was a full Jacket. Someone removed the sleeves to repurpose it as a vest.

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
25 inches, (64 cm)
Across Bottom
25 inches, (64 cm)
From Collar to Bottom 30 inches, (75 cm)
Nice medium-heavy weight with several layers of fabric.
1.1 lbs
475 g
Very wearable or can be used for a wonderful artistic display of a classic Japanese folk textile garment.

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

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 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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