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Backbone of the night. Textile piece involving Japanese Boro techniques of layering fabrics and stitching together. Vintage fabrics dyed indigo.

Detail Japanese Boro coat.. Boro textiles were made in the late 19th and early 20th century by impoverished Japanese people from reused indigo-dyed cotton rags. Never intented to be viewed as a thing of beauty they just are amazingly beautiful, patched and sewn piece-by-piece, handed down from generation to generation they became objects of desire because of their beauty , history and soul.

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How are indigo shibori textiles made

How Are Indigo Shibori Textiles Made / flakes of sun dried indigo are ready to be powdered - Decorator's Notebook