*Nosewire* Boro Karakusa Mask
A limited number in stock. Made from vintage katazome prints on indigo-dye (aizome) hemp fabric. This mask comes with a nose wire.
Protect yourself and the community with Japanese vintage boro cotton masks. Or give to your family, friends and the community in need. A portion of sales goes to Fashion Girls fund which is currently producing PPE gowns in NYC to donate to those in need.
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. We recommend the use of a medical grade surgical mask as filter.
Elastics around your head give comfort and leave your mask hanging around your neck when not wearing (just like a strap for sunglasses). Made based on Fashion Girls for Humanity's "ultimate" mask pattern which VPL improved based on suggestions from doctors and nurses.
Lined with new fabric in various colors.
Made in sunny California by a women-owned ethical "essential" business factory.
Washable and reusable. Machine wash cold / Do not tumble dry. Do not wash with whites due to vintage indigo-dye.
Made from 100% hemp vintage Boro fabric from Japan.
Boro (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.
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