A Large Piece-Constructed Drawstring Bag: Old Cottons

$175.00 USD

late nineteenth, early twentieth century
13" x 12" x 12", 33 cm x 30.5 cm x 30.5 cm

This large sized, rustic, drawstring bag is hand sewn from about 15 pieces of beautiful hand loomed, old Japanese cottons--including four old, beautifully designed pieces of katazome, each shown on the accompanying detail photographs.

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 good sampling of hand loomed cottons, especially notable for its good size, its very nice group of old katazome cloth and its good, used condition.

The cotton drawstring seems to be original to this very handsome bag.


A Large Piece-Constructed Drawstring Bag: Old Cottons