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Vintage Japanese *aizome **boro cotton.

Hand dipped in natural / botanical indigo.

It was once part of a garment taken apart for reuse.

Made up of one long piece with several expertly stitched boro patches.

107cm x 33cm / 42.12" x 13"

*Aizome, Japanese indigo cotton, is highly regarded and collected within Japan and across the world.

‘Ai’ (藍) means indigo and ‘some’ (染め) means dyeing. As a compound, 藍染め, is pronounced ‘aizome’ (ai-zo-me).

Deep shades of rich blue are produced with repeated immersion and airing. The deeper the blue, the higher the number of dips and the higher the value.

I have more of the same fabric here:

**Boro is a highly collectible Japanese folk textile. This is an excellent example of Japanese utilitarian boro 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.

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

Mix and match with my other fabrics here:

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

Ships from the USA. For full shipping details click the Shipping and Policies tab at the top of this description.

*NOTE Ensure you are aware of any customs charges (especially UK customers) that may be incurred by authorities in your country. FurugiStar is not responsible for additional charges in line with standard practice.

Shipping is based on weight and size of single items. For multiple items costs may vary and I am open to discuss.


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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


Japanese Boro Indigo Cotton. Artisan Aizome Boro Textile. Blue Vintage Folk Fabric (Ref: 1594B)


  • Vintage Supply
  • Craft type: Dyeing & batik, Quilting, Sewing
  • Primary color: Blue
  • Length: 107 Centimeters
  • Width: 33 Centimeters
  • Materials: cotton, hand loomed cotton, indigo
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Feedback: 886 reviews
  • Favorited by: 8 people