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Reversible Azuma Sack Medium Made from Salvaged Japanese Fabric D #0702001

Reversible Azuma Sack Medium Made from Salvaged Japanese Fabric D #0702001

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. One side is made of salvaged Japanese kimonos, and the other is made of repurposed hand-painted organic cotton cloth.

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): 17" base x 17" height

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