Stitch and Tickle: Boro: Rags and Tatters from the Far North of Japan

from Stitch and Tickle, Boro: Rags and Tatters from the Far North of Japan. (c) Kyoichi Tsuzuki

Kuso or Okuso is waste or garbage. In this case, it refers to the waste created in the production of hemp yarn: this kimono was woven from the detritus and crude materials left over from hemp yarn making. This waste, or okuso, was spun into yarn and woven by rural people to make their garments. Most likely the better quality yarn they created from hemp plants was sold to those that could afford it, probably urbanites.

A Rare and Beautiful Boro Okuso Kimono: Woven from Hemp “Waste”

Japanese Boro

This Japanese boro (futon cover) was made in the century by recycling remnants of indigo dyed cotton and joining them together.

herminehesse:  Sri stitches

Sri Threads is a textile gallery in Brooklyn, New York, USA, specializing in antique Japanese folk textiles, highlighting the indigo-dyed cotton utilitarian fabrics and boro--or patched and mended--textiles of old Japan.

a little this and that _ pink patches

a little this and that _ pink patches (iiiinspired)

chunghi lee (korean) fabric ( Bojagi (보자기), a traditional Korean wrapping cloth)purposes assemblage 1999 (raw hemp, cloth, stitched) from the collection of jack lenor larsen photo scanned from the book: jack lenor larsen, creator and collector.

Sri is a textile gallery in Brooklyn, New York, USA, specializing in antique Japanese folk textiles, highlighting the indigo-dyed cotton utilitarian fabrics and boro--or patched and mended--textiles of old Japan.

The inside of this boro noragi, or work coat, shown here, is like a mosaic with its tessellated surface.

India Flint - weaving a path

India Flint - weaving a path

the textile blog: Contemporary Textile Work of Artist Marlene Cohen

Design Decoration Craft: Contemporary Textile Work of Artist Marlene Cohen -- Inspiration for a denim quilt or wall hanging.

FancySakabukuro1d

Five Superb and Unusual Antique Sakabukuro

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