Close Window
Item E-Gasuri Kkinchaku Pattern Kasuri Cotton Futon Cover

Money bag (kinchaku) kasuri images
Early 1900s
Fabric 100% Cotton Homespun, Hand Loomed.

4 separate panels hand stitched together to make this complete textile.
4.3 X 4.7 feet
125 X 143 cm

Thick fabric, heavy-medium weight
0.9 lbs, 415 g
Overall Good Condition
No Spots but a few nicely done hand stitched repairs. Several very small holes.

We have washed & ironed this textile, it is ready to display as wall art or for use in your project.

Wonderful display textile. Very representative of Japanese folk art.
Comment During Japan's "Edo Period" (1603-1868) kinchaku drawstring bags became a fashionable icon of the wealthy, and high-end bags were created by professional craftsman and artisans from leather, wool, cotton and silk. It was a must-have accessory at the time.
In 1868, the beginning of the "Meiji Period" much of the traditional Japanese fashion and lifestyle changed to become more Western-style-like, including accessories and clothing. The traditionally aesthetic kinchaku bag was soon replaced with Eruopean style handbags and purses. Kinchaku are seen yet today as an accessory when Japanese wear traditional kimono.

Please Share This Page!