A Beautiful piece of history. This Japanese Boro Noragi (a casual kimono style shirt/jacket) is from the late Edo to early Meiji period, likely from somewhere between the 1860s-1920s. This one is a shorter sleeve variation. Years of wear with patches over patches and repairs in all shades of indigo. Obviously somewhat delicate but could certainly be worn regularly. Most boro I’ve seen is stitched together with un-dyed hemp thread. The threads used here appear to be dyed indigo. This may indicate it was later repaired or perhaps just utilized a slightly different material/method. No method of closure, ends of shorter-length sleeves are tattered. Fits boxy and wide as these were made to form a ‘T’ shape.
Width (pit to pit): 24.5”
Length (shoulder to hem): 26”
Sleeve Length (from shoulder to cuff): 12.5”
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