A Black Cotton Drawstring Pouch: Classic Money Bag Shape
ca. early to mid twentieth century
12" x 10", 30 cm x 25 cm
This is a simple, machine loomed and machine stitched cotton
drawstring bag whose basic shape and construction recalls the "money
bags" or "coin purses" that have been depicted throughout history in
Japan and China and have been used to symbolize wealth or good fortune. This type of bag is referred to as kinchaku.