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Japanese Antique Textile Komebukuro With Wa-sarasa

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All Items: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Textiles: Pre 1920: item # 1062876

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Japanese Antique Textile Komebukuro With Wa-sarasa
$150

This is a komebukuro ( rice bag ) made of many pieces of cotton cloth which are all hand-spun and natural indigo or other natural dyed. Komebukuro was used when people exchange rice as gift or donated it to a shrine or a temple. It is made of many pieces of cotton cloth which are recycled from old kimono, furoshiki, futon cover and so on as cotton was precious in old days. Komebukuro had been used till 1920s and 30s. It has check, stripe and katazome ( stencil-dyeing ) which is called wa-sarasa ( Japanese cotton print ). Late 19th to early 20th century. In excellent condition. 64.5cm x 32cm ( when it is flat )


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