Boro: Fabric of Life

Boro: Fabric of Life

BORO - Fabric of Life features 54 pieces (kimonos, bags, tatami ) method developed by Boro. "Boro" means rag and darning consists of different fabrics, dyeing, subsequently, textile pieces in indigo. This was a standard technique in Japan since the late eighteenth century until the mid-twentieth century. The Boro textiles spread throughout Japan for about 200 years, since the socio-economic structure remained unchanged until the early twentieth century . These pieces were rarely in cotton because this material was intended to wealthier classes. The Boro pieces were woven from indigenous plants like hemp, ramie, paper mulberry, wisteria and nettle. Peasants and bought patchwork clothes turned them into unique pieces of Japanese to obtain more resistant textiles .

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