Donna Watson introduced me to Boro textiles and I've been in love with them ever since. I won't wax lyrical about these extraordinary pieces since I don't know enough about them to do so but I would love to decorate my blog with them today..... just because they are so beautiful.
Boro is the word used for patched or mended textiles of old Japan.
I found these stunning photographs on the blog Sri threads. Sri is a textile gallery in Brooklyn, New York, specializing in antique Japanese folk textiles.
Stitched and re-inforced layers of recycled cloth.
Antique book of weaving samples.
Photographer, Lyn Hughes has a website, here, where you can see more of her work. See her interiors below.
Donna Watson's painted collages are as beautiful as these Boro pieces. Have a look at her website, here. Oh, and by the way, a little birdie told me that Donna's work looks absolutely fabulous in the book, Masters: Collage: Major Works by Leading Artists. Soon to be released! It's on my Kalahari wish list!
Come together by Donna Watson
Boro Owls ?!