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Reversible Azuma Sack Medium Made from Salvaged African Fabric B #0702004

Reversible Azuma Sack Medium Made from Salvaged African Fabric B #0702004

Regular price $36.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $36.00 USD
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Traditionally, Japanese clothes are not tailored. Instead, they have been wrapping around their body just as ancient Romans wore toga. Similarly, a furoshiki is just a square cloth of many different sizes, which Japanese people used for wrapping, carrying, and storing things.

Over 150 years ago, when the Japanese encountered Western culture and witnessed bags, someone was inspired to create the azuma sack, which is a hybrid of a furoshiki and a bag. An azuma sack is minimally sewn, and two ends of the fabric are tied to tote around, but can be untied to take things in and out easily.

Typically, an azuma sack has only a single layer, but my bag is reversible for durability. I also used a modified pattern, so that the storage space is larger and the handles are longer enough to be hung from a shoulder. Outside is salvaged African wax print fabric, and inside is salvaged organic cotton.

Many of my items are unique, because they are handmade and the source materials are limited.

Washing Instructions: Machine washable and tumble dryable.

Approximate measurements (untied): 14" base x 26" height

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