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Boro is a style of patchwork, through it is less about a craft or technique than a way to salvage textiles using scraps. The farming classes of Japan would mend torn clothing, futon covers and other textiles using rough running stitches out of economic necessity and the scarcity of cotton cloth.

Embodying the Japanese aesthetic of wabi-sari – the acceptance of imperfection – bores have many shades of color and a variety of textures resulting from being created over the course of many years by successive generations of a family.

While each Boro is unique, the process is the same. As everyday textiles would run thin or tear, a scrap of fabric would be layered over the spot and joined with sashimi stitching – long straight running stitches done with white cotton thread, though a bit of red thread might be used for a special occasion.

With the industrial production of post-war Japan and the modernization of the mid-20th Century, bores were largely forgotten as a reminder of an impoverished rural past. The work of historians to preserve the cultural legacy of the textiles brought boros back to prominence, as did the recognition of their artistic importance. Modern Japanese fashion brands have popularized bores by creating garments, accessories and home decor items using the layered, melted patchwork of vintage boros.


 
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Moda Fabrics Boro Hadagi Cocoa 33405 20

$11.29

MODA FABRICS BORO SODENASKI VINTAGE BLUE 33402 15

$11.29

Boro Charm Pack 33400PP

$9.99

Boro Jelly Roll - 33400JR

$39.00

Boro Layer Cake 33400LC

$39.00

MODA FABRICS BORO BODOKO INDIGO 33400 14

$11.29

MODA FABRICS BORO BODOKO NAVY 33400 15

$11.29

MODA FABRICS BORO BODOKO VINTAGE BLUE 33400 13

$11.29

MODA FABRICS BORO DARK INDIGO WOVEN IKAT STRIPE 12560 36

$11.49

MODA FABRICS BORO DARK INDIGO WOVEN PACKED MINI PLAID 12560 34

$11.49

MODA FABRICS BORO DARK INDIGO WOVEN RAILROAD STRIPE 12560 35

$11.49

MODA FABRICS BORO DARK INDIGO WOVEN RAILROAD STRIPE 12560 35 - copy

 

MODA FABRICS BORO FLAX WOVEN DOBBY DIAMONDS 12560 24

$11.49

MODA FABRICS BORO FLAX WOVEN IKAT STRIPE 12560 23

$11.49

MODA FABRICS BORO FLAX WOVEN TIC TAC TOE 12560 21

$11.49

MODA FABRICS BORO FLAX WOVEN YARN DYED TEXTURE 12560 22

$11.49

Moda Fabrics Boro Furoshiki Cocoa 33406 17

$11.29

MODA FABRICS BORO FUROSHIKI INDIGO 33406 11

$11.29

MODA FABRICS BORO FUROSHIKI NAVY 33406 12

$11.29

MODA FABRICS BORO FUROSHIKI WOAD 33406 13

$1.29

MODA FABRICS BORO HADAGI NAVY 33405 13

$11.29

Moda Fabrics Boro Hadagi Vintage Blue 33405 17

$11.29

MODA FABRICS BORO INDIGO WOVEN DOBBY DIAMONDS 12560 14

$11.49

MODA FABRICS BORO INDIGO WOVEN IKAT STRIPE 12560 13

$11.49

MODA FABRICS BORO INDIGO WOVEN SHIRTING PLAID 12560 16

$11.49

MODA FABRICS BORO INDIGO WOVEN YARN DYED TEXTURE 12560 12

$11.49

Moda Fabrics Boro Kaze Flax 33409 24

$11.29

MODA FABRICS BORO KAZE INDIGO 33409 19

$11.29

Moda Fabrics Boro Kaze Woad 33409 18

$11.29

MODA FABRICS BORO KOTATSU FLAX 33404 19

$11.29

MODA FABRICS BORO KOTATSU NAVY 33404 11

$11.29

MODA FABRICS BORO KOTATSU WOAD 33404 12

$11.29

MODA FABRICS BORO NAMI NAVY 33407 12

$11.29

Moda Fabrics Boro Nami Vintage Blue 33407 23

$11.29

MODA FABRICS BORO NAMI WOAD 33407 14

$11.29

MODA FABRICS BORO SHASHIKO INDIGO 33408 12

$11.29

MODA FABRICS BORO SHASHIKO VINTAGE BLUE 33408 22

$11.29

MODA FABRICS BORO SHASHIKO WOAD 33408 14

$11.29

MODA FABRICS BORO SODENASKI FLAX 33402 18

$11.29

MODA FABRICS BORO SODENASKI INDIGO 33402 13

$11.29

 
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