Detail Japanese Boro coat.. Boro textiles were made in the late 19th and early 20th century by impoverished Japanese people from reused indigo-dyed cotton rags. Never intented to be viewed as a thing of beauty they just are amazingly beautiful, patched and sewn piece-by-piece, handed down from generation to generation they became objects of desire because of their beauty , history and soul.
Scan N3: Court lady of the Nara Period (710-784) , Japan. Textiles during this period of Japan were often brocade ones heavily influenced by China (and in some cases the cloth itself was directly imported from that country) . Scan from book “The History of Women’s Costume in Japan.” Scanned by Lumikettu of Flickr. Japanese costume many centuries ago…recreation accomplished in Kyoto during the 1930’s