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Japan


Indigo Boro
Bed cover
Made from valued patches of indigo .
Indigo has many qualities but a vital one , was it is a natural antiseptic .
No bugs would eat it -?which made it perfect for bedding .
Indigo was therefore highly valued as a talisman
Boro means tattered and repaired
In Japan today they are regarded as
tangible cultural property
Origin : Japan circa 1900
Measurements: 164 cm’s x 123 cm’s

 
 
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