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Mixed Color Large Boro Blanket

425.00
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Mixed Color Large Boro Blanket

425.00

Let your eyes wander on this artwork and you will find patches spanning over the last 120 years. Some indigo patches are likely as old as from the early Meiji period. Because of its aesthetic assembly of patches, this fabric is like a poem. This is a blanket that was used as a Kotatsu table cover. A Kotatsu is a low, wooden table frame covered by a heavy blanket, upon which a table top sits. Underneath is a heat source, traditionally a charcoal brazier. Kotatsu are used almost exclusively in Japan. To strengthen the blanket and prevent heat to escape, multiple fabric layers have been “sashiko- stitched” together by hand. This piece is especially beautiful because of its rare mix of colors, which may be due to the fact that it has been used for a very long time and may have been last repaired in the period around the Second World War. This could also explain the exceptionally high quality of the blanket.

History  

Contains elements from the Meiji, Taisho and Showa eras. As with many boro blankets, this one tells a story from wealth to poverty. Some of the fabrics seem to be as old 160 years while others might be only 60 years old. So it is very likely that this blanket has been used in a family for generations.

Fabric    

Cotton and hemp, homespun and hand-loomed. All natural dyes. Multiple layers.

Size   

  • 152 cm x 157 cm
  • 5 x 5,2 ft
  • 1,7 kg
  • 3,7 lbs

Condition

  • Excellent condition of fabric, little to no stains
  • Very robust material, can be used without concerns
  • Some patches show design and Japanese characters
  • Vivid green, brown, blue and green colors
  • Despite its old age the fabric is free from any musty scent as it has been professionally cleaned and carefully ironed to preserve the organic dye. Using traditional organic methods, tiny repairs may have been made to strengthen the fabric.

Note

  • Rare colors
  • Rare mix of various fabrics
  • Excellent condition
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Let your eyes wander on this artwork and you will find patches spanning over the last 120 years. Some indigo patches are likely as old as from the early Meiji period. Because of its aesthetic assembly of patches, this fabric is like a poem. This is a blanket that was used as a Kotatsu table cover. A Kotatsu is a low, wooden table frame covered by a heavy blanket, upon which a table top sits. Underneath is a heat source, traditionally a charcoal brazier. Kotatsu are used almost exclusively in Japan. To strengthen the blanket and prevent heat to escape, multiple fabric layers have been “sashiko- stitched” together by hand. This piece is especially beautiful because of its rare mix of colors, which may be due to the fact that it has been used for a very long time and may have been last repaired in the period around the Second World War. This could also explain the exceptionally high quality of the blanket.

History  

Contains elements from the Meiji, Taisho and Showa eras. As with many boro blankets, this one tells a story from wealth to poverty. Some of the fabrics seem to be as old 160 years while others might be only 60 years old. So it is very likely that this blanket has been used in a family for generations.

Fabric    

Cotton and hemp, homespun and hand-loomed. All natural dyes. Multiple layers.

Size   

  • 152 cm x 157 cm
  • 5 x 5,2 ft
  • 1,7 kg
  • 3,7 lbs

Condition

  • Excellent condition of fabric, little to no stains
  • Very robust material, can be used without concerns
  • Some patches show design and Japanese characters
  • Vivid green, brown, blue and green colors
  • Despite its old age the fabric is free from any musty scent as it has been professionally cleaned and carefully ironed to preserve the organic dye. Using traditional organic methods, tiny repairs may have been made to strengthen the fabric.

Note

  • Rare colors
  • Rare mix of various fabrics
  • Excellent condition