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Japanese Vintage Textile X-large Size Komebukuro

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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Textiles: Pre 1930: Item # 1056973

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3-6-15 Koyama, Shinagawa-Ku
Tokyo, Japan

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This is an extra large komebukuro ( rice bag ) made of hand-spun cotton and dyed with natural indigo and vegetable brown color. 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 ) pattern. It also has wooden tag with the owner's name. Late 19th to early 20th century. In good condition except for a few mending patches. Size when it is flat:96cm x 49cm