A Raw collection of priceless indigo
Amidst the meadows of the French country side near the town of Lessac there is a castle that beholds a treasure. A treasure of of priceless proportion for those who cherish culture, and he history of making fabrics.
It is called Boro-The Fabric of Life. With Boro we mean the fabrics or garnments that are created with remnant of other fabric. These ones are vintage, some ancient, one-of-kind hand wowen pieces of raw deniim made in Japan.
Even though this seems some pretty good news, what we really want to talk about, is that the dudes at Sri have opened a Gallery in Greenpoint, Brooklyn specializing in antique Japanese folk textiles, highlighting the indigo dyed cotton fabrics and boro (patch and mended, as we said) textiles of old Japan.
Now, this is not only something that will boost the knowledge and culture of all of us “Denim Freaks” but of anybody who has an interest in history and popular culture. This is why the Lisbon’s Museum do Design e da Moda, or MUDE, is presenting “Boro: The Fabric of Life” under the title “Raw Japan.”
We hope this to be one of the many museum that curates the history of costume and society to showcase these precious, ancient, cotton based works of art that are at the basis of denim and indigo dyed cotton production. Here you will definetely understand the craftsmanship, dedication and art of weaving such fabrics, which justifies the love we all have for raw denim.
It’s about culture dudes. If you miss out in Lisbon, you can always check them out at Greenpoint, by appointment, and yes, some of you lucky peeps might also get the chance to buy some of the pieces!