Boro Blanket

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  • patchwork fabric rug
  • patchwork fabric rug
  • blue and red patchwork
  • floral print patchwork
  • stripes and red patchwork
  • reverse of patchwork rug
  • red and stripe patches
  • closeup of floral pattern

Boro Blanket

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Hand woven katazome stencil dyed cotton.  Shima ori (woven stripe) and red bengara pigment. Recycled into boro shikimono (rug).  Boro is a Japanese form of recycling coming from an economic necessity in which fabric is patched on the reverse side to preserve the usability.  The beauty comes from the unintentional artistry created from layers of mending.

  • Cotton
  • 19th Century
  • 74" x 65" (length, width)
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