Boro Farmer's Jacket

Boro Farmer's Jacket

550.00

A wonderful farmer's jacket in perfect condition. Especially desirable due to its beautiful collar. This jacket from Aomori was worn by a poor farmer and has been mended during several decades. Both sides look strikingly beautiful. It is in such good condition that it can be worn without concerns or displayed. The fabric is soft and in good condition. The jacket also has an unusual cut; note the longer back compared to the front.

History  

Meiji period, around 1870s. Aomori, northern Honshu island.

Fabric  

Cotton homespun and hand-loomed. All natural dyeing techniques.

Measurements   

Shoulder width: 50 cm / 19,7 in

Bust: 56 cm / 22,0 in

Hem Width: 50 cm / 19,7 in

Sleeve: 15 cm / 5,0 in

Sleeve End to Sleeve End: 89 cm / 35,0 in

Total length front: 73 cm / 28,7 in

Total length back: 83 cm / 32,7 in

Weight: 0,7 Kg / 1,5 lbs

 

Condition

  • Great condition of fabric
  • Can be used without concerns to display or wear
  • Vivid blue colors with sashiko stitching
  • Despite its old age, the fabric is free from any musty scent as it has been professionally cleaned and carefully ironed to preserve the organic dye. Using traditional organic methods, tiny repairs may have been made to strengthen the fabric.

Note

  • Beautiful patchwork jacket
  • Vivid organic indigo dye
  • Exceptional item in outstanding condition
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