An Elegant and Subtle Cotton Komebukuro: Narrow Stripes and Small Checks

$65.00 USD

ca. early to mid twentieth century
9" x 9" x 9", 23 cm x 23 cm x 23 cm

This lovely and elegant drawstring bag is hand sewn from 12 pieces of hand loomed Japanese cottons.  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 that are all very subtle and dark in mood--it is an object that beautifully recalls the spirit of old Japan and one that is in very good condition.
 
Recommended.


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An Elegant and Subtle Cotton Komebukuro: Narrow Stripes and Small Checks