A Mid Century Komebukuro: Bold Kasuri
reduced from $65.00
ca. mid twentieth century
9" x 8" x 8", 23 cm x 20 cm x 20 cm
This lovely drawstring bag is sewn from about 16 pieces of old, hand loomed Japanese cottons. What one notices first about this piece is the arrangement of boldly graphic kasuri and striped cottons which comprise this bag. The appeal is immediate.
The bag is of a nice size and is in very good condition and the 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.