This Vintage Noragi (farmer's jacket) is made of indigo-dyed cotton, Kasuri-dyed to form unique patterns and stripes. Entirely hand-stitched and thick, it is made with a rough linen fabric similar to kaya, or moquito netting. Dating from the early 1900s, this jacket was made and worn by farmers or the working class.
Boro is a utilitarian material. Originally a product of the working class (the farmers, craftsmen, and artists) it represents a time when everything including a scrap of fabric was precious. 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.
Carefully selected and imported from Japan, this vintage product is truly one of a kind. Once it is sold, no other will be in the same style. This product belongs solely to you.
- Cotton and Linen Fabric
- Origin of Fabric: Japan
- Mens Medium
- Dress Length: 36"
- Sleeve Length: 9.5"
- Shoulder to Shoulder: 25.5"
- Product #: VN36
- Code: WP25
Please note, jackets are sold as is. These truly vintage pieces exhibit slight signs of wear and a mild scent from decades in storage. Salvaged from an extensive kimono collection in Japan, we have not altered their character of these jackets and are making them immediately available.