A Small Indigo and Brown Komebukuro: Wonderful Cloth
ca. mid twentieth century
8" x 7" x 7", 20 cm x 17 cm x 17 cm
This lovely drawstring bag is sewn from about thirteen pieces of old,
hand loomed Japanese cottons, a mixture of lovely, old indigo dyed kasuri and subtle brown striped and checked cottons, predominately.
The bag is of a nice size; the cotton drawstring is 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.