Japanese Indigo Boro Kasuri Cloth Depicting Shochikubai and Well Crib
Japanese boro indigo egasuri (double ikat forming a image) two-panel cloth depicting Shochikubai (the 'three friends of winter,' i.e. pine, plum and bamboo; a common motif in Japanese folk art that is associated with resilience) and geometric well crib. Probably once part of a futonji.
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. Wear consistent with age and use.
- Meiji Era - Late 19th or Early 20th century
- 52"24.5" (length, width)
Tate-yoko kasuri/double ikat (both warp and weft threads are dyed)
- SKU: FT-EG02
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