A Brightly Colored Girl's Drawstring Bag: Hand Stitched
ca. mid twentieth century
10" x 7" x 7", 25.5 cm x 18 cm x 18 cm
This charming and brightly colored girl's drawstring bag is hand stitched from about a dozen pieces of commercially produced cottons.
Although the bag is constructed in the same way as a komebukuro, or a "rice bag" which is used to offer donations of dried beans or rice to Buddhist temples or Shito shrines, bag may not have been intended to be a komebukuro. It is likely it was meant to be a delightful accessory for a young girl to carry.
The condition is very good and seems not to have been used; the bag is lined in cotton.