A Rustic Pieced Komebukuro: Hand Written Tag

$75.00 USD

ca. early to mid twentieth century
8 1/2" x 8 1/2" x 8 1/2", 21.5 cm x 21.5 cm x 21.5 cm

This lovely drawstring bag is hand sewn from 212 pieces of hand loomed Japanese cottons.  The cotton drawstring seems original to the bag; there is a trace of machine stitching on one of the bag's pieces of recycled cotton.

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 hand loomed cottons and patina from wear--it is an object that beautifully recalls the spirit of old Japan.

A special treat is the hand written tag sewn on the inside of this komebukuro.