Boro is a utilitarian material. Born from a period when Japan closed its ports to foreign goods, fabrics like cotton became extremely precious and rare. These materials were saved and repurposed from each generation to the next.
From the early 1900s, this furoshiki wrapping cloth was made to be entirely utilitarian. Unlike more recent furoshiki, this one is a bit heavier, dyed with indigo to strengthen the fabric and keep bugs away. Fabric was made in smaller widths, so this entire piece is made with four panels hand-sewn together. The corners are reinforced with sashiko stitching to strengthen the fabric where it would be tied. together.
Carefully selected and imported from Japan, this product is truly one of a kind. We have not added or done any repairs to this piece. Due to the age of the fabric, it may tear easily and have holes or stains.
Learn more about Boro fabrics here!