Antique Japanese Boro Patches
Antique Japanese Boro Patches
Mujo by Elizabeth Leslie

Antique Japanese Boro Patches

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Product Description

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 pack of mending patches includes a variety of antique Japanese and naturally dyed solid indigo, indigo striped and indigo kasuri fabrics. All fabrics are sourced from Kyoto, Japan. Patterns and colours of fabrics differ slightly from set to set, and may be different from the one photographed.

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 therefore 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.

 

Details

Set of 6 includes:

- 6 small pieces of antique Japanese handwoven fabric.

- A combination of squares and rectangles - squares measuring approximately 4-5cm W x 4-5cm L, and rectangles measuring approximately 3-4cm W x 7-9cm L.

 

Set of 12 includes:

- 12 small pieces of antique Japanese handwoven fabric.

A combination of squares and rectangles - squares measuring approximately 4-5cm W x 4-5cm L, and rectangles measuring approximately 3-4cm W x 7-9cm L.