Aomori birthing cloth ( #bodo or #bodoko ): Aomori women would squat over such cloths in childbirth gripping ropes hung from the ceiling. This #patchwork sheeting of hemp and cotton fiber (or bodotsugi ) was painstakingly #handstitched together from many cloth pieces that had once been worn by their ancestors... generations of 🏠 households and history stitched together... a deep reminder that we are here through 👨👩👧👧parents grandparents, and ancestors before us... each child born into the cycle of life and death, into it's family lineage. (On my first day in Japan I was so grateful to be able to take in this Boro art exhibit, "The Shining Boro." Photo taken from the collection of Chuzaboro Tanaka, Amuse Museum, Tokyo, March 2017. This Japan trip, my first, focused on 👘 Japanese #textileart and #fiberart such as #boropatchwork , #indigodye , #Kasuri , #Shibori , #Sashiko , etc.)
We have a re-stock on oversized dresses as well as new A-line pocket dresses! These dresses are all made in Kyushu, Japan from 100% cotton. Wear them with warm layers during the winter for a casual, comfortable outfit.