Boro Noragi - Shima Cottons


A rustic boro noragi (work jacket) made from stripe (shima) cottons.

Boro is a Japanese form of recycling coming from an economic necessity in which fabric is patched on the reverse side to preserve the usability. The beauty comes from the unintentional artistry created from layers of mending.

This jacket has old world charm and shows many years of use.

Each aspect of the jacket is suitable for display and shows a striking arrangement of variegated shima cottons.

It has a striking visual appeal and wonderful atmosphere.

This noragi balances a blend of what most collectors seek in boro - a visual aesthetic of artfully constructed patchwork that gives a "modernist" feel and years of hard wear, tattered ground, and sashiko repair.

Mid 1900s

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