Approx 57 inches X 32 inches. Vibrant blue indigo / striped pattern / checker pattern / Uniquely Stitched patterns / etc..
This 2 sided Boro is also quite heavy in weight. Mostly Indigo - with various shapes and size quilted patches. Typical rips and tears associated with 19th Century Boros. Otherwise Great condition considering age. They are Original, and untouched or altered from their origin in the Japanese countryside.Ask questions and we will answer as best we can. The Boros we have listed are ALL very old / original pieces which were part of a large. These are not reproductions or new creations. Some of the Auctions, We have photographed Both sides, Hoping to convey the detailed patchwork.
Some Boros are so heavily patched, giving a 2 sided dimension, and , creating a nice heavier (blanket) weight. Others were used as Blanket Throws or Bed Covers. "Sashiko" is a form of decorative reinforcement stitching (or functional embroidery) from Japan. This Boro is using many varieties of Aizome(Indigo dyed) fabric, many kind of Ikat, Plaid, Stripes and Zanshi. "Zanshi" refers to the thread remnants left over from the weaving process.
It symbolizes the spirit of "mottainai" and is an excellent example of boro patchwork. The item "Vintage Japanese Boro Indigo / Ikat" is in sale since Tuesday, January 30, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Asian\1900-Now\Japanese\Kimonos". The seller is "korsanibel" and is located in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
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