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A Really Large, Pieced Cotton Drawstring Bag

Written on May 7, 2010

The VERY large bag pictured below is even bigger than it seems here: although I tried showing it against “normal” sized, piece constructed drawstring bags to give a sense of scale, the gulf in size between the normal ones and this large one is somehow not as vivid as it is in actuality.BigBag1It’s so large that I didn’t have enough stuffing to plump it up to full size: inside this bag right now are four pillows and a queen-sized duvet.  And there’s room for twice this volume.  Just amazing!BigBag1aMost likely this big, hand sewn, cotton drawstring bag was used to store one or more futons.  I’d say it was made in the 1930s or 1940s.BigBag1bThe twisted rope that is the bag’s drawstring, seen above, is fabricated from indigo dyed kasuri cotton scraps.BigBag1cThis is a really unusual bag that is constructed from a beautiful array of cottons.  It’s partially lined–also with cotton scraps–and is and oversized delight.

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  1. Comment by velma bolyard:

    i think i want to get in for a while–maybe forever.

    May 7, 2010 @ 5:25 pm

  2. Comment by paula:

    fab! it’s like the winning pumpkin at the annual country fair, next to a regular one. thanks for explaining its probable use. i was imagining all sorts of nefarious alternatives ~~ i guess i listen to too many murder mysteries during my commute. 😉

    May 8, 2010 @ 1:13 pm

  3. Comment by Lambert:

    This is enormous. More to love!

    May 9, 2010 @ 7:47 pm