A Wonderful, Old Kombukuro: Fantastic Old Tenugui Lining

$125.00 USD

late nineteenth century
as shown: 7" x 8" x 8", 18 cm x 20 cm x 20 cm

This lovely, rustic, drawstring bag is hand sewn from about a dozen pieces of beautiful hand loomed, old Japanese cottons, including two love pieces of katazome cloth.  The cotton drawstring seems 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.   

A marvelous bag, it is one that shows a really lovely and good range of hand loomed cottons, and one that has a special, hidden surprise.  The bag is lined with pieces of a beautiful, old, cotton tenugui of hand spun cotton which is a beautiful detail to the bag and one which adds intrinsic value.

As the bag is hand stitched from recycled cottons, the cottons are slightly worn which add character and warmth to this fantastic komebukuro.

Very recommended.

A Wonderful, Old Kombukuro: Fantastic Old Tenugui Lining