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A Small Heap of Soft Cotton Bags

Written on January 19, 2011

I’m posting these photos today as a way to bring you to a corner of my showroom: shown on the bottom right of this photo is a little pile of soft, cotton bags, the type that were made to store stacked lacquer bowls.I like the combination of the pale, indigo dyed bags mixed with the overdyed, or green, indigo bags.  Notice how the bags are gathered at the bottom in order to form a cup-like shape.  This feature is designed to cradle the bottom-most bowl that would have been stored in the bag.The bag in the foreground, right, has a nice little patch.  I think these bags date to the early-to-mid twentieth century.  Soon I will start offering these on my webshop, as I did with this one here.Each of these bags is hand stitched from very nice, hand loomed cotton.


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  1. Comment by Morna Crites-Moore:

    So sweetly beautiful ……. someday, I hope to visit SRI.

    January 20, 2011 @ 12:28 pm