boro - “Boro” is Japanese for tattered rags. It is a term used for utilitarian folk textiles produced by rural impoverished people such as and fishermen in the late 19th and early 20th century. Scraps of hand-dyed, handwoven, cotton or hemp fabric from bedding and clothing were patched and stitched together to prolong the use of a fabric, strengthen it against wear, and increase warmth for the wearer. International collectors today recognize boro as a beautiful folk craft.
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