This small piece of fabric from Japan is called boro. Boro are a class of Japanese textiles that have been mended or patched together. The term is derived from the Japanese term "boroboro", meaning something tattered or repaired.
As these were all hand-made from repaired textiles each one is unique and will differ in sizes and colours/patterns.
Our friend Kingy is based in Kyoto with her husband and baby daughter. She trawls through antique markets and hidden vintage stores in the area to find us amazing goodies.
Kingy is a photographer by trade and shoots the pieces she finds in her parent-in-law's old machiya in town.
ranging from around 33cm x 30cm to 30cm x 19cm