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Japanese Antique Textile Silk Kome-bukuro Meiji

Japanese Antique Textile Silk Kome-bukuro Meiji

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Textiles: Pre 1910: Item # 918954

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Denenchofu, Otaku
Tokyo, Japan 145-0071

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This is a kome-bukuro ( rice bag ) made of pieces of silk crepe with katazome ( stencil-dyeing ), shibori ( tie-dyeing ) and hand-painting. Kome-bukuro was used when people exchanged rice or beans as a gift, or donated them to a shrine or a temple till early Showa period ( ca 1940s ). Meiji period ( 1868~1912 ) In good condition except for some small moth holes. 42.5cm x 30.5" 16.7" x 12"