Azuma Bukuro (Bag)
The small azuma bukuro (bag) is sewn from a thin lightweight linen gauze in a traditional shape with two ends that can be knotted to form a strap.
Tajima-san hand dyes her textiles with kakishibu and a variety of mordants including aluminum, titanium and copper. Dyeing with persimmon tannin (kakishibu) dates back to ancient Japan and the technique produces a range of distinct earthy tones from muted oranges to burnished browns.
She likens her passion for dyeing to her fondness for the darkroom work she did while studying photography in college and working as a photo assistant. She sees similarities in both processes, creating shadows and tones in her textiles through changes in temperature, light and duration.
*** This item may have streaks, patches and spots that result from the dyeing process.
- Dimensions: W 40cm x H 17cm (Including Handle 42cm)
- Weight: 42g
- Material: Linen
- Product No: TK-30-2
- Made in Japan