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Item Cotton Hand Repaired Boro Sakabukuro Sake Bag
Hand loomed, Hand Made,
(See our Japanese Textile History Page to Read About Sakabukuro)
Early to Mid 1900s Found at an old sake distillery.Somewhat stiff because of several kakishibu immersions.
Fabric Cotton fabric saturated with kakishibu which is unique to Japan. This bag is darker than most because of many, many dippings into kakishibu solutions.

Kakishibu is made from fermented persimmon juice that contains natural strengthening agents and antibacterial properties. It is a natural dye as well.
9 X 29 inches
23 X 73 cm
Heavy Weight, Thick Fabric
Boro Condition, many hand sewn repairs.
Wonderful example of Buddhist / Japanese concept of not wasting anything that can be repaired and used again.

Several small dark spots as seen in photos.
Comment Fabulous example of the effort in which the Japanese sake brewers took to extend the life of each precious sake bag. Labor was obviously less expensive than purchasing a new bag. These sakaburo have been repaired many times.

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