The Antique Linen Boro tapestry, made by stitching various upcycled textiles, will add a wabi-sabi edge to your home.
While most Boro is made of cotton, what makes this piece unique is that it is made entirely of linen and its large size.
The front side of the tapestry is a patchwork of linen fabrics in ranges of indigo blue. The other side reveals other textiles with various prints to reinforce the piece.
This piece is from the northern part of Japan and handpicked at our favorite market in Kyoto - and our first ever antique item we are offering, so there is only one of these items.
About the craft
Derived from the Japanese word boro boro, meaning tattered, Boro is a type of textile made of upcycled fabric that is patched and stitched together. In recent times, Boro has become highly sought after, especially in the interior design and fashion industries.
This craft originated out of necessity in the 19th and 20th centuries when impoverished rural families in the northern parts of Japan needed reinforcements in their garments to keep warm. The spirit of valuing what’s left and transforming it into something beautiful is the essence of wabi-sabi.
Due to the handmade and aged nature of this piece, the dimensions are an approximation.