RARE Meiji Era (1900s) Indigo Boro Patchwork Yogi Bodoko Kimono

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FEATURE: Indigo Boro Patchwork Bodoko Kimono

Age: (Late 1800s to Early 1900s) Edo-Meiji Period

Region: Skikoku, Ehime Prefecture

One-of-a-kind (museum grade) 

MATERIAL: 100% Cotton Patchwork, antique

DETAILS: A wonderful old but a still strong and great variety of mixed indigo faded patchwork boro, which patched over and over again, generation after generation.  Bodoko was oftentimes used as a sheet for child delivery, and some areas people make it into a coat like this one and wear it on a daily base.  Often together at night parents & kids would sleep together until the bodoko to keep warm.  In the early 1900s cotton fabric was hard to come by and people can't afford to throw away any.  The villager would reuse the cotton fabric by patching them over and over again.  It was very special to them.

CONDITION:  Overall good boro condition.  Fabric holes, nicks, boro patched, see pictures for details.  Best is used for an artistic decorative display piece.

Approximate measurement
Cuff to cuff 52"
Back across 29.5"
Back down Length 54.5"
Armpit to armpit 29.5"
Arm width 23.5"

COLOUR: see picture
GENDER: Unisex M/F

Please be aware the difference in colour is caused by your display settings, so the colour in the photos and description is a guide only.


-We've washed & ironed this garment. It's ready to use as a decorative piece.
-Handwash gentle with cold to warm water.  Hang to dry in the shadow.  Wash separately.