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Item Cotton Hand Repaired Boro Sakabukuro Sake Bag
Hand loomed, Handmade,
(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 causing it to become somewhat stiff because of numerous immersions in the liquid.

The resulting liquid possesses strengthening agents and antibacterial properties, an ideal safeguard sleeve for sake brewing and processing. Kakishibu is a natural dye as well.
9 X 30 inches
22 X 76 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.

Numerous small holes, see 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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