Boro Mask (Tsuru Kame)
A limited number in stock. Patterns vary. Mask made from Japanese vintage katazome printed indigo-dye fabric. Fabric may be over a century old, and there are not many of these fabric left except for antique stores.
An interior pocket to insert your own filters to create an appropriate barrier necessary for Covid-19. Please note any cloth masks alone do not give enough protection. See our Filter. Alternatively we recommend the use of a medical grade surgical mask or a filter made from vacuum cleaner bag material as a filter.
Lined with various colors.
Made in sunny California by a women-owned ethical "essential" business factory.
Washable and reusable. Machine wash cold / Do not tumble dry.
Made from 100% hemp vintage Boro fabric from Japan.
Detachable, adjustable elastic headband to hold two earloops for convenience and ease.
Boro (Japanese: ぼろ) are a class of Japanese textiles that have been mended or patched together. The term is derived from Japanese boroboro, meaning something tattered or repaired. As hemp was more widely available in Japan than cotton, they were often woven together for warmth.
Katazome (型染め) is a Japanese method of dyeing fabrics using a resist paste applied through a stencil. With this kind of resist dyeing, a rice flour mixture is applied using a brush or a tool such as a palette knife. Pigment is added by hand-painting, immersion or both.
Measure your face height from the bridge of the nose to the bottom of the chin. Measurements are in inches.
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