Antique Japanese Boro Mending Kit - Kakishibu
Anytime is a good time to mend something rather than throw it away. Mends and patches add to the beauty of objects - speaking directly to the objects worth.
This mending kit has everything you need to bring new life into your old and worn pieces. Each kit includes a variety of antique Japanese and naturally dyed solid indigo, kakishibu striped, indigo striped and indigo kasuri fabrics. All fabrics are sourced from Kyoto, Japan.
Boro textiles are usually sewn from nineteenth and early twentieth century rags and patches of indigo dyed cotton. The diversity of boro textiles is due to the variety of hand-loomed cotton textiles which are patched by hand with sashiko thread. The composition of different patches and mended sections is not planned and therefor holds a beauty and authenticity.
Kasuri is a type of traditional Japanese folk textiles. They have been produced since the mid 18th century (also known as ikat). In order to create patterns yarn threads are meticulously tied to resist areas before being dyed in natural indigo.
Each kit includes:
-6 pieces of antique Japanese handwoven fabrics (each measuring approximately 9cm W x 13cm L)
-100% cotton persimmon dyed (kakishibu) sashiko thread (20meters)
-Japanese sashiko needles x2
-Brown washable paper bag