A Very Nice All-Kasuri Komebukuro: Mid Century Cloth
ca. mid twentieth century
10" x 6" x 6", 25.5 cm x 15 cm x 15 cm
This lovely drawstring bag is sewn from 8 pieces of hand loomed Japanese kasuri or ikat cottons. What one notices first about this piece is that the bag is made entirely of ikat pieces.
The bag is of a nice size and is in good yet worn condition: the cottons are in fine form, however we can see that this bag was once used. The drawstring seems original to the bag and the overall color is just lovely.
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.