Japanese Boro fabric: the term boro literally translated as rags. Japanese peasants, merchants and artisans from Edo up to early Showa (17th- 19th century) used cotton, hemp and the natural dye indigo to create the fabric. Once clothing and household items were made, they would be maintained throughout the owner’s lifetime, sometimes even longer. These heirlooms were passed through generations and kept intact by highly sophisticated hand sewing and weaving called “Sashiko”. The beauty of boro comes from the fact that it uses everything and wastes nothing.
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