This is connected to the Boro clothing style, in which clothing is patched and repaired to extend its life in an artistic way. Inspiring!

This is connected to the Boro clothing style, in which clothing is patched and repaired to extend its life in an artistic way. Inspiring!

This is a marvelous, very heavily patched and mended boro work kimono, sometimes referred to as a nagagi. What makes this a superlative coat is its age, the quality of the indigo dyed cottons (the yarns are hand spun and all the cloth is hand woven), its broad, thick stitching, and the inclusion of some very interesting resist dyed cottons and some fantastic, old plaids. The wear and the fading also contribute to the unconventional beauty of this coat; its soulfulness is the messenger of…

This is a marvelous, very heavily patched and mended boro work kimono, sometimes referred to as a nagagi. What makes this a superlative coat is its age, the quality of the indigo dyed cottons (the yarns are hand spun and all the cloth is hand woven), its broad, thick stitching, and the inclusion of some very interesting resist dyed cottons and some fantastic, old plaids. The wear and the fading also contribute to the unconventional beauty of this coat; its soulfulness is the messenger of…

The Beauty Of Sashiko Stitching

The Beauty Of Sashiko Stitching Buttons, threads, embroidery… beyond an intentional hole or.

Furoshiki wrapping cloth Japanese boro detail

Furoshiki, wrapping cloth, Vintage Japanese boro

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