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Japanese Antique Textile Cotton Kome-bukuro Rice bag

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Pre 1920: Item # 1343695

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Denenchofu, Otaku
Tokyo, Japan 145-0071

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Kome-bukuro (rice bag) made of fragments which are hand-spun cotton and vegetable dyed. They are: stripes, checks, katazome and plain. 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. Komebukuro had been used till 1920s and 30s. 19th century. Generally in good condition but the cord has wear, thin parts and mending stitches. Late 19th to early 20th century. 41cm x 19cm