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Vintage Sakebukuro bag.

Sakebukuro are used in the sake making process in Japan for filtering rice water. They are dyed using persimmon juice (kakishibu), which acts like a preservative and germ killing agent for the bags. The persimmon dye also strengths the cloth, and prevents it from being insect infestation when they are stored. The resulting colors of the canvas material are varied and beautiful depending on the wear and how many times the dye has been re-applied.

This particular bag has a number of lovely boro mending repairs which gives it character. A limited number of these bags will become available here, and each varies in size depending on the characteristics of the piece of material. 

Mid to late 1900's
Dimensions: Length: 30"; Width: 10"

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