Sashiko Aizome Boro.

December 18, 2013

Dating back to the Meiji era, this Japanese indigo textile is over 100 years old.

Front and back

Two layers of wonderfully soft, hand loomed cotton are bound together with sashiko stitching. The irregular lines make for a more interesting pattern.

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Hand dyed with natural indigo, the light shade of blue complements the soft texture.

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A rare and highly collectable textile.

It would make a great wall hanging or table runner.

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This is typical of a Japanese domestic, utilitarian textile known as boro. It is unclear how this would have been used. However, it was likely once part of a garment such as a kimono. Such high quality cotton was never thrown away and always reused around the home.

This textile is for sale in FurugiStar.

To learn more about boro textiles, take a look at my other blog:
FurugiStar Japan

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