A Cotton Drawstring Bag: Fanciful Kasuri

$75.00 USD
mid twentieth century
9" x 6 1/2" x 6 1/2", 23 cm x 16.5 cm x 16.5 cm

This kind of piece-constructed, drawstring bag is often referred to as a komebukuroKomebukuro are bags that were used to bring token offerings of uncooked rice or beans to a temple or shrine festival, the piecing and patching often being thought-out and planned, for festive effect.

This one is hand stitched of about 7 pieces of very cheerful kasuri cotton--the pattern is light-hearted and shows colored dots among a ground of light colored, feathered squares on an indigo dyed ground. The bag closes with a drawsting which seems original to the bag which is looped through hand made tabs.

Please do take the time to look at each of the detail photos which accompany this posting in order to enjoy the lovely kasuri cloth used to make this rice bag.

A really lovely komebukuro of good size.

A Cotton Drawstring Bag: Fanciful Kasuri