Blue and Brown Kasuri and Striped Komebukuro
A large and masterfully constructed komebukuro patchwork bag. These bags were originally created to bring rice offerings to temple or to hold small meaningful gifts and are often created from many different pieces of cotton as seen here.
This particular komebukuro is made with handloomed and handwoven cottons in indigo and brown colors and is is sashiko stitched with indigo dyed thread.
We especially enjoy the mosquito kasuri, known as kagasuri, so called because the small scale pattern size resembles that of a mosquito. This type of kasuri is woven with carefully dyed threads along the warp and weft and woven skillfully so that they align correctly.
In excellent condition. The original gathering tie seems to have been replaced with a contemporary one.
Dimensions: 7.5 x 17.75 inches, 19 x 45 centimeters
Late 19th to early 20th century