Kasuri, Check, and Striped Komebukuro
A charming rice bag, or komebukuro. These bags were traditionally created to bring rice offerings to temple or to hold small meaningful gifts.
This particular komebukuro is created from several pieces of kasuri, stripe, and check cottons and is entirely hand stitched. Of interest is the different patches of handloomed double weft kasuri, including yukinko kasuri, where both warp and the weft threads are resist-dyed and then carefully woven to create a repeating snowball pattern.
There is writing inside the bag near the opening, likely the creators or owners name. The stitching placed around the opening to hold the drawstring is broken in areas but it can still be closed. Otherwise in excellent condition.
Dimensions: 10 x 13 inches, 26 x 33 centimeters
Late 19th to early 20th century