Japanese Boro

Japanes Boro. Yes we like.

Born out of necessity and coincidence  – Boro is creating new uses for discarded textiles by layering pieces of cloth, attaching them together with sashiko stitching and patching them with a diversity of cloths in a freely artistic way. Best kind of recycling.

Below, futon cover currently for sale at Etsy. And vintage Boro pants (expensive).

Also check out Sakiori weaving and this book Boro – Rags And Tatters From The Far North Of Japan.

Indigo dying in a jar.

More patched beauty!


9 Responses to Japanese Boro

  1. Stel says:

    That’s want I want to do with an old armchair! Didn’t know it had a name.

  2. gina says:

    Another coincidence: that handmade wool patchwork blanket from Wary Meyers? I gave it to one of our boys for his most recent birthday!

  3. bmo says:

    urfint…påminner lite om baksidan på den fina “mattan” från Sri Lanka som jag är lycklig ägare till. och tänk om man skulle ta sig tid att brodera i stället för en massa onödigt man gör…

  4. gina says:

    If you haven’t already, check out Sri Threads on Instagram!

  5. Louise says:

    That indigo dyeing in a jar post is fantastic, thanks for the link!

  6. Ciara says:

    A current obsession of mine too, these days. Love everything about it.
    These are gorgeous, thanks for sharing!

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