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Victoria Gertenbach/BooDilly's - Boro Blues - Stitched Patched and Quilted Wall Hanging

International Quilt Study Center & Museum: Japanese Indigo Dyeing

International Quilt Study Center & Museum: Japanese Indigo Dyeing -- via Kathrin Dream

"Boro textiles were made in the late 19th and early 20th century by impoverished Japanese people from reused and recycled indigo-dyed, cotton rags....Never intended to be viewed as a thing of beauty, these textiles today take on qualities of collage, objects of history, and objects with life and soul. "

Japanese cotton futon cover called “Boro” made from recycled indigo dyed cloth in patches joined together.

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Eleanor Mcain - 9 Patch color study The colors here are wonderful, too

Boro Blues # 2 - Stitched Patched and Quilted Wall Hanging | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Inspired by the often erratic and eccentric stitching found in some Japanese Boro pieces. Made from shot cottons and ikats.

Beautiful boro kimono; from Robertlpeters.com site

boro_kimono Boro is a Japanese word meaning “tattered rags” and it’s the term commonly used to describe patched and repaired cotton bedding and clothing lovingly used much longer than the normally expected life cycle.

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