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Museum für Ostasiatische Kunst Köln | BORO

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: Akita Prefecture | SRI Threads

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.

Sri Threads

Sri Threads

Japanese Boro

This Japanese boro (futon cover) was made in the century by recycling remnants of indigo dyed cotton and joining them together.

.Boro: Somerset Exhibition

A story of Japanese Boro textiles: garments created over time by repairs, improvement and recycling.

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Las Cositas de Beach & eau

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.

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Tadashi Morita Memory in Cloth Japanese Folk Textiles Boro Shibori Kasuri.

Survey: Boro | Dissertations | visvim

Survey: Boro | Dissertations | visvim

"Detail from Boro piece, Amuse Gallery, Tokyo. Photo courtesy of Candace Edgerley"

sweetpeapath: “ Boro - it’s all in the details Detail from Boro piece, Amuse Gallery, Tokyo. Photo courtesy of Candace Edgerley ”


Detail: An Indigo Dyed Boro Yogi, or Kimono-Shaped Duvet by Sri Threads - washed out 'beach' appearance.


Antique Boro Quilts – Japan – 1800’s – 1900’s

quilt blues I have always 'loved' blue quilts and white ones too. I made one from blue jeans years ago.