This item sold on May 18, 2012.
It is made with an early 20th century japanese sakabukuro. (Those cotton bags were used to filter raw sake and would end up dyed in a beautiful brown color leached from the persimmon tannin.) They are rare and highly collectible.
It shows very little signs of wear for such an old fabric, the overall look is sturdy, organic like an modern day heirloom. I left some of the beautiful original stitch work which you can see on the photos.
It is lined with japanese linen with a very subtle natural color.
The straps are made of denim and extend 8" from the bag.
One inside pocket is made of a rough sake cloth and is 7.5 " x 5"
The double slip pocket is made of denim and is 9" x 7" (so each pocket is 4.75" wide)
This bag is completely hand assembled, no machine was used.
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