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Antique Japanese *katazome cotton. **Boro textile once part of a futon cover.

1800s or early 1900s.

Hand loomed, artisan dyed. Geometric chrysanthemum design.

Medium weight.

There are two boro patches on the back.

Full of antique charm.

84cm x 35cm / 0.91 yards x 13.77"

I have more katazome here:

*Katazome is a traditional Japanese resist dye technique. A stencil, known as kata, is used to apply a flour and water paste before dipping. These textiles were made by hand from scratch. The weaving, stenciling, dying and often the spinning of the cotton was all done by hand by the artisan. Natural botanical dyes were used, indigo being the most common.

**Boro is a highly collectible folk textile. It is a Japanese utilitarian fabric used around the home. In Japan, cotton was highly prized among the peasant class as a warmer alternative to hemp. Indigo dye was the best natural dye available to use with cotton. Indigo cotton became a quintessential Japanese fabric that was never thrown away and always reused. There term boro translates as scrap / rag. Therefore, this category of Japanese textile can simply be referred to as boro. They are highly regarded and collected within Japan and across the world.

To learn more about boro take a look at my blog post:

All items are genuine Japanese vintage or antique goods purchased personally in Japan.

Ships from the USA.

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My descriptions often refer to periods in Japanese history. Please use this for reference:

Edo Era: 1603 - 1868
Meiji Era: 1868 - 1912
Taisho Era: 1912 - 1926
Showa Era: 1926 - 1989
Heisei Era: 1989 - present


Antique Boro Textile. Japanese Katazome Cotton. Indigo / Aizome Fabric (Ref:1378 )


  • Vintage Supply from 1900 - 1909
  • Craft type: Dyeing & batik, Quilting, Sewing
  • Primary color: Blue
  • Secondary color: White
  • Primary fiber: Cotton
  • Hand printed: Yes
  • Length: 84 Centimeters
  • Width: 35 Centimeters
  • Pattern: Geometric
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Feedback: 884 reviews