Boro Sakiori Fisherman's Workcoat


Indigo Sakiori work garment with boro repairs from Meiji era. 

The Japanese word sakiori comes from "saki," which means to tear or rip up, and "ori," which means weave. "Saki" relates to preparing the fabric by striping it into pieces and "ori" refers to weaving it together. The process is the same as in American & European rag weaving. Threads and fabrics used are a mix of cotton and hemp. 

In good condition without rips or tears - some slight staining on the reverse (see photos)

Late 1800s to Early 1900s

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