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Item
Cotton Utility Bag
Repurposed from Shinto/Buddhist Temple Banner
Hand Sewn
Draw string, numerous boro patches
Wonderful Folk Textile
Age
Late 1800s to Early 1900s
Size
12 X 27 inches
30 X 68 cm
Medium-Heavy Weight Fabric
Condition
Good Overall Boro Condition

Comments
This textile expresses the Japanese concept of mottainai or not wasting something which can be repurposed for use in an another worthwhile function.

This bag was made from an old Shinto/Buddhist presentation banner that would have been displayed during a celebratory event.