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Reversible Boro Blazer (40)

Reversible Boro Blazer (40)


This reversible blazer is made from a centuries old Japanese Boro cloth. The original age is unknown but best estimated as 1700. Packed with layers on layers of patchwork with sashiko mending. Most likely 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.



Two front hand stiched patch pockets. Left chest patch pocket.

Two double brass coat buttons on each side.

Clean-finished cuffs.

Hand stitched button holes.

100% Cotton.

Model is 6' 1". Size Medium


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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