A Pieced Komebukuro: Sashiko Stitched Name

$65.00 USD
mid twentieth century
10" x 10" x 10", 25 cm x 25 cm x 25 cm 

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.

This one is hand stitched of about 10 pieces of old, repurposed cotton--the cottons are somber in tone with the exception of one large-repeat kasuri or ikat piece.

The bag closes with a drawsting which seems original to the bag which is looped through hand made tabs.

On one of the pieces of cotton the name "Yajihe-e" is sashiko stitched in white thread in katakana script

Please do take the time to look at each of the detail photos which accompany this posting in order to enjoy the lovely kasuri cloth used to make this rice bag.

A lovely drawstring bag of good size.

A Pieced Komebukuro: Sashiko Stitched Name