A Piece Constructed Cotton Bag: Drawstring

$85.00 USD

mid twentieth century
8" x 7" x 7", 20 cm x 18 cm x 18 cm

This lovely, colorful drawstring bag is hand sewn from about 25 pieces of beautiful Japanese cottons, most of them commercially produced, although about 1/4 of them are hand woven. The cotton drawstring seems original to the bag.

This kind of piece-constructed, drawstring bag is often referred to as a 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 printed and figured cottons which are configured in a beautiful, bias-oriented way.

A Piece Constructed Cotton Bag: Drawstring