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Item Hand Stitched Repaired Boro Sakabukuro Cotton 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.
Fabric Cotton fabric saturated with kakishibu causing it to become somewhat stiff because of numerous immersions in the liquid.

Extra dark because of many kakishibu immersions.

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.
11 X 33 inches
27 X 83 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 holes. See photos.
Comment This sakaburo bag has been repaired several times.

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.

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