Japanese boro’s were made in the late 18th, begin of the 19th century. The boro is a piece of clothing made by farmers to keep themself warm during the cold winter nights. Boro’s are mostly made from several layers of indigo rags to give the same warmth as a blanket. The rags were coloured with blue indigo, one of the few accepted colors for labour classes. For stitching the rags they used the famous sashiko technique. Nowadays these boro’s are hard to find Japanese antique. True craftsmanship!

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Written by Wouter Munnichs
I'm the founder of Long John. Next to running this daily magazine, I'm working as a freelance denim specialist for the industry. Titled as 'Denim Influencer 2020' by Rivet 50. Celebrated my 10th anniversary with Long John in 2021.