Possibly my all time favorite market finds here, again from Rose Bowl today. First four shots are of a Boro/Sashiko farmers garment, beautifully constructed from indigo dyed cottom, layered and loaded with repairs and additions for warmth. It becomes this dense collage which is almost Encyclopedic in it's cotton indigo/vegetable dyed variety. The last two shots show dyed indigo cotton/hemp pieces with limited repairs and well proportioned for future scarfs.
'For some time within Japan boro was regarded with shame because these utilitarian textiles are strong evidence of rural Japan's impoverished past'.