Written on February 12, 2011
I’m crazy about the boro futon cover I”m showing today and it’s a wonder that I haven’t yet posted it on this blog. In a way I have, because it’s the source for the blog’s banner, above, but I think it merits a closer look–and a bit of appreciation.
It’s a big bear of a thing, with large, contrasting patches of blue and brown cottons and fantastically marvelous meanderings of mending stitches.The indigo dyed cottons are old pieces that are hand woven from hand spun cotton yarns. Some of the brown patches date to the early twentieth century. Note the kasuri flower patch, below. It looks as if it is niko niko kasuri, a kind of semi-mechanized ikat cloth that was produced in the early twentieth century.