Kategorie: BORO

Boro is a type of patched textile that was made by the poor people of Japan in the past.
The word " boro" is derived from the Japanese word " boroboro," which refers to the torn and tattered state of clothing, and has existed since the Edo period.
Impoverished people in rural villages and fishing villages in Japan, unable to get fabric easily due to poverty and lack of resources, have been using old clothes and small scraps of cloth, patchworking and embroidering them, and reusing them repeatedly as garments and bedding material.
People did not throw away even the smallest scraps of cloth or even threads, keeping them carefully and reusing them until the threads reached the end of their lives.