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Boro Farmers Jacket

560.00

This is a heavily patched and mended boro farmers jacket, or noragi. The jacket has been sewn from dozens of nineteenth and early twentieth century rags and patches of Japanese cotton.

Boro was born of forgotten values of ‘mottainai’ or ‘too good to waste'. As is in this case, the beautiful arrangement of patches and sashiko stitches is borne of necessity and was not planned by the maker of the garment. Needless to say, the results are visually striking.

Dimensions: 47" from sleeve to sleeve, 21" shoulder width, 44" in length

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