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A View into Sri Showroom

Written on December 8, 2011

I just received my work back from the Mottainai exhibition at the Portland Japanese Garden and I was inspired to hang some of these pieces at my Brooklyn showroom.The boro noragi, or work coat, that is floating above the table in the center of the photo, above, and shown, below, was not in the show.  I hung it in a prominent position to show it off: I think it’s an A++ piece.I’ve never seen a jacket with this many patches of this small size: some of them are as small as a postage stamp. I apologize for the poor photos; the light was not cooperating with me.  I wanted to show this noragi, so I figured a bit of a tease in the form of poor photos is better than not showing the piece at all.The inside of this coat, shown here,  is like a mosaic with its tessellated surface.   This is an extremely beautiful boro noragi.

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  1. Comment by Claudia:

    What a masterpiece! Makes me want to jump on a plane and come and see it in the flesh! Thank you for showing and putting a huge smile on my face this morning .

    December 8, 2011 @ 4:11 pm

  2. Comment by Mora:

    Absoluting stunning noragi!!! I agree with Claudia, I’m about ready to book my flight to experience this piece first-hand. Do you know much about its history? Oh the stories it could tell…I’m sure. It was such a treat to see so many of your lovelies at the Portland Japanese Garden’s Mottainai show. Thank you for being part of the exhibition and introducing so many people to the beauty of Japanese textile treasures.

    December 14, 2011 @ 2:57 pm

  3. Comment by judy martin:

    WOW!

    I think that this is so stunning.
    The many tiny pieces and all the layers of hand work…makes me ache.

    December 15, 2011 @ 8:23 pm

  4. Comment by sara:

    What a lovely thing, thank you for sharing!
    The makers &wearers of these pieces would probably be quite tickled to see them displayed with such appreciation.
    This piece inspired me to patch some frugality & wisdom onto my old work pants. I wonder how to say work pants in Japanese?

    December 29, 2011 @ 7:31 pm

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