A Small and Tattered Boro Bag: Patches

$55.00 USD

early twentieth century
18 1/2" x 12 1/2", 47 cm x 32 cm

This is a simply constructed, pieced and patched cotton bag that is shown here inside-out.

By looking at it inside-out we can clearly see the vibrant piecing and patching of recycled cottons that were used to create this every day textile.

The subtly striped and faded cottons seem to have been culled from various old kimono and here we see three different types of them in a free-form mixture. The bag is completely hand stitched. It does not have a tie and here it functions as something of a pouch.

A charming hand made thing from a time when every day items were made by hand with materials easily available in the home.


A Small and Tattered Boro Bag: Patches