An Indigo Dyed Komebukuro: Wonderful Cotton Fragments

$145.00 USD

late nineteenth, early twentieth century
6" x 7" x 7", 15.25 cm x 18 cm x 18 cm

This lovely, rustic, good-sized drawstring bag is hand sewn from about 17 pieces of beautiful hand loomed, old Japanese cottons, including beautiful examples of kasuri and katazome cloth. 

This kind of piece-constructed, drawstring bag is often referred to as a 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 good range of hand loomed cottons, especially notable for the concentration of indigo dyed cottons, which is a plus for this kind of drawstring bag

The cotton drawstring seems not to be original to the bag.

Recommended for its fine, indigo dyed cottons.