Saturday, June 25, 2011


Japanese Boro textiles circa 1900

 Japanese Boro textiles are collage-like, free from any pattern and more interesting as a result. The threadbare clothing and blankets of the most humble and impoverished were patched and mended out of necessity with any bits of fabric available. The random stitches and overlays were never intended to be viewed as art, yet they are achingly soulful and beautiful.

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