Boro shows some 50 rare articles of clothing and everyday textiles made in Japan between 1850 and The word boro means ‘patched together’ and here refers to the indigo-dyed patched-together garments of the Japanese rural population.
A Beautifully Sashiko Stitched Boro Noragi: Shonai, Yamagata Prefecture. Great inspiration for patching and stitching my rose work shirt, especially the patches on the shoulders for reinforcement and the cut of the sleeves.
a beautiful child’s indigo dyed boro kimono. This one has very good age and wonderful, hand spun, indigo dyed cotton yarns. It’s rich in ito aji, or the “thread flavor” that is an important attribute in considering old Japanese country textiles.