A Hand Stitched Pouch: Tsutsugaki Dyed Fragment
late nineteenth century
22" x 12", 56 cm x 30.5 cm
This very simply made pouch is hand stitched on three sides from a tsutsugaki dyed fragment that shows the two feet of a crane on bottom with a sliver of its feathers on top. The material is indigo dyed cotton.
The reverse of the bag is also indigo dyed cotton, well-used and can be seen on the detail photos here, and stitched with the name Kurobe, presumably the family name of the owner.
A charming use of recycled country cloth and a very nice fragment of tsutsugaki dyed cotton.