• Image of Japanese Komebukuro Rice Bag II
  • Image of Japanese Komebukuro Rice Bag II
  • Image of Japanese Komebukuro Rice Bag II
  • Image of Japanese Komebukuro Rice Bag II
  • Image of Japanese Komebukuro Rice Bag II

In Japan, this was a traditional bag to hold uncooked rice as offerings to the temple. Different patches of cloth were put together in a seemingly careless manner, as it all depends on what leftover-cloth materials were available in one's home. In fact, this kind of traditional hand-stitching practice requires much thinking and techniques from the maker, who is usually a woman in the family.

There are many indigo dyeing methods in Japan. Ikat is a dyeing technique used to pattern textiles that employs a resist dyeing process on the yarns prior to dyeing and weaving the fabric. After weaving, the resulting pattern on the fabric has an apparent "blurriness".

A few Ikat cloth patches together with other cloth patches formed this unique bag. For nowadays, you may use it for holding books, lunchbox or gifts.

Komebukuro 米袋

傅統上,這是19世紀日本百姓盛載生米到寺廟作奉獻之用的米袋。
沿襲歷史悠久的拼貼布藝,貌似不經意的針黹湊合,實際上是利用家中手頭上的剩餘布料,加以掂量斟酌,少一點深思熟慮無法完成之作。
民間藍染技法同樣層出不窮,一種叫Ikat的布料是先把紗線紮好局部染色,才進行紡織製成虛實之間的幾何圖案,感覺迷幻。
運用藍染布料及其他顏色的綿布拼合成索線圓袋,別具風味,宜放書本、飯盒、禮物及私物件。

. height 29.5cm x width 31.5cm (lay flat)
. bag were made before 1950s