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Five Superb and Unusual Antique Sakabukuro

Written on December 2, 2009

On my previous post, which you can see below this one, I showed textiles that were saturated in kaki shibu or green persimmon tannin.  I wrote about a set of six sakabukuro or sake straining bags, and I decided to follow that post by sharing more images of sakakuburo.

These are from my private collection and are really unusual for their patching—-which is really beautiful.


Although sakabukuro are generally mended with a distinctive stitch, they sometimes are patched with kaki shibu dyed fabric: this is the first time I’ve seen sakabukuro mended with cotton cloth, whose pale color is in wonderful contrast to the dark brown of the bag.


Really, really unusual; really, really beautiful.






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  1. Comment by Quilt Architect:

    Very beautiful. I am amazed at how this stitch has held up with use. They just seem so large compared to the tiny applique stitches that is used in traditional American quilts. Thank you for education and sharing your beautiful textiles.

    December 2, 2009 @ 10:46 am

  2. Comment by joy:

    thanks so much for putting this on the net, i find pojagi fascinating
    and it was wonderful to see it up close as i’ve never encountered a real piece..beautiful but most of all fascinating

    August 8, 2010 @ 2:08 am