A Large Komebukuro: Pieced Cotton Drawstring Bag

$116.00 USD

**reduced from $145.00**
early twentieth century
as shown: 14" x 13" x 13", 35.5 cm x 33 cm x 33 cm

This is a very good, old and fairly large komebukuro which has been hand stitched from hand loomed cottons in subtle and dark patterns.

The drawstring bag is hand stitched from about 15 pieces of old Japanese cottons, showing an assortment of rich stripes and checks in deep tones. The cotton drawstring seems original to the bag. 

This kind of piece-constructed, drawstring bag is often referred to as a komebukuro

Komebukuro
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.   

A marvelous bag, it is one that shows a really lovely and good range of hand loomed cottons--it is an object that recalls the spirit of old Japan.

Really beautiful, and recommended.