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18th Century Japanese Boro (Reversible) Unconstructed Blazer (M)

18th Century Japanese Boro (Reversible) Unconstructed Blazer (M)


This reversible unconstructed blazer is made from a centuries old Japanese Boro cloth. The original age is estimated as circa early 1700's. Layered with sashiko mended patchwork. Used as a futon cover.


Japanese Boro: Derived from the Japanese "boroboro", meaning something tattered or repaired. The practice of reworking and repairing textiles [clothes or bedding] through piecing, patching and stitching. A form of recycling coming from an economic necessity to preserve the usability. Due to the repetition of reworking, it’s likely that little of the originally bedding is still present, or more likely, is hidden underneath the layers of patches. This textile tells the history of many lifetimes of family.

Notch lapels. Single breasted.

Unlined. Reversible.

Two front buttons. Left chest patch pocket.

Two front waist patch pockets.

Double vent.​​​​​

Made in California.

Dry clean only.

Size medium 27.5" front body length, a 26.5" back body length, a 18" shoulder, a 43" chest, and a 33.25" sleeve length.


Each textile bares marks of the past. All signs of wear, character, stains and mending are reminders of its' history, and original to every carefully curated and preserved textile. Hand made in California.

Only 1 left in stock

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