Japanese Vintage Indigo Pillows

The pillows are a mix of old and new indigo-dyed fabrics. The vintage fabrics are from Japanese folk textiles, hand-woven and naturally dyed from the indigo plant following traditional methods. What the common people used solely for utilitarian purposes is now made into decorative pillows for your home.

Some of the patches on the vintage side are historically known as Boro cloth. In the late 1800’s and early 1900’s Japan was a poor country, and frugality required recycling scraps of cloth and creating patches that were hand-stitched.

The backing is made from new indigo-dyed fabric, 100% cotton that is medium in weight with a fine weave, grainy texture, and brilliant indigo color. The cloth is woven the way fabric used to be - in small batches in a region that has produced the highest quality fabric and dye for centuries. The manufacturer is a small outfit, one of only a few in Japan that still make natural, indigo-dyed fabrics on hand-operated looms. 

Imperfections and any discoloration with the threads are part of the charm and uniqueness.

Due to the vintage or one-of-a-kind nature of these textiles, the pillow selections are limited. We are continuously sourcing and replenishing our stock with similar vintage cloth. If there is anything you are interested in, but find it currently unavailable, please contact us about something comparable.

All pillow covers come with down inserts.

Pillows  are made by Cloth and Goods.

Care instructions:
Best to dry-clean.

 

Japanese Sake Boro Vintage Pillow

This cloth was used to process sake. Made into bags that would hold unrefined sake, they would hang so the refined sake could drip into vats. Over time if bags were damaged they would be patched and stitched with thick white cotton to preserve the bags. To further strengthen them they would be dipped into persimmon juice. Repeating this process caused the cotton to turn into a beautiful brown. The appearance and texture can resemble variegated brown leather or a waxed canvas, though soft and flexible. No two are the same.

Because these textiles are vintage there may be slight imperfections of the cloth. We at Cloth and Goods feel that the imperfections only add to the charm and uniqueness.

Due to the vintage or one-of-a-kind nature of these textiles, the pillow selections are limited. We are continuously sourcing and replenishing our stock with similar vintage cloth. If there is anything you are interested in, but find it currently unavailable, please contact us about something comparable.

Pillows made by Cloth and Goods.

All pillow covers come with down inserts.

Care instructions:
Best to dry-clean.

 

New Japanese Indigo Stripe

Cloth and Goods is pleased to bring to you our first reproduction of Japanese vintgage indigo stripe fabric woven in India. 

We have also found a beautiful stripe textile that is Indigo dyed and woven in Japan in small batches by hand held looms.

Pillows made by Cloth and Goods

Pillows have removable covers and come with down inserts

Care instrucions:

Best to dry clean