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A Big, Beautifully Blue, Stitched, Five Panel Boro Futon Cover

Written on October 20, 2010

I just acquired this big, beautifully blue, cotton, boro futon cover on my recent trip to Japan.

It is comprised of five panels, with magnificent stitching and fantastic layers of old, patched cottons.  The intricate details, which abound, are exactly what you’d want to find in a superb, old, boro futon cover.  Have a look:

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  1. Comment by indiana:

    it is exquisitely beautiful…and to think this wonder was created from necessity.

    October 20, 2010 @ 3:51 pm

  2. Comment by aline C:

    marvellous

    October 20, 2010 @ 4:17 pm

  3. Comment by k:

    wow, it’s simply stunning. and endlessly inspiring for my own projects – thanks!

    October 20, 2010 @ 9:30 pm

  4. Comment by Else:

    Just beautiful – thank you for showing these pictures. It’s like having a scrap book to go back to again and again – very inspiring!

    October 21, 2010 @ 5:15 am

  5. Comment by Lambert:

    This is impressive and in such great condition.
    So much to look at.

    October 21, 2010 @ 8:10 am

  6. Comment by Marianne:

    Just magnificient and so moving.
    Thank you for sharing these great pics !

    October 21, 2010 @ 1:41 pm

  7. Comment by velma:

    a magnificent cloth.

    October 21, 2010 @ 5:51 pm

  8. Comment by Lis:

    It’s lovely and great inspiration for my own boro cloth which I’m starting on very soon.

    October 22, 2010 @ 12:58 pm

  9. Comment by Victoria:

    Incredibly wonderful! All that stitching… it’s like some sort of fabulous secret code treasure map.

    October 28, 2010 @ 6:57 pm

  10. Comment by Sonia:

    I love it thank you for sharing the picture, truly inspiring.

    January 16, 2011 @ 6:27 pm