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$ 7,900

19th Century Japanese "Boro" Cloth

Origin Japan
Period 19th Century
Materials Cotton.
W. 52 in; H. 63 in; D. 0.5 in;
W. 132.08 cm; H. 160.02 cm; D. 1.27 cm;
Condition Good. Some restitching, wear and loss as expected, tattered areas as shown.
Creation Date 1880
Description Rare Japanese "Boro" textile, Boro, literally "rag" cloths, traditionally futon covers or rugs, were rurally made using whatever scraps of Edo period cotton cloth could be bought, traded or salvaged and sewn together in very graphic, abstract patterns. As only the middle class could afford cotton in bolt form, rural poor folk made do with what was at hand or bought from rag markets. The result are these beautiful, soulful textiles that are as much abstract art as fabric.
Styles / Movements Asian, Folk Art, Traditional
Dealer Reference Number hxvppmpumqsc
Incollect Reference Number 249523
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