Library Bag

Artist: Kazumi Takigawa
12,000 yen ($79.74 USD)

Brown Library Bag / w25 cm x h35cm (handle 7cm)

Kazumi Takigawa's original line of hand-dyed and waxed canvas bags took their inspiration from the plain brown paper bag. Wanting to mimic the look of ordinary brown paper bag while creating something re-usable and long lasting, Takigawa-san's experiments led her to a process that includes a traditional dyeing technique using tea and coffee as dyes, and finishing each bag with a wax treatment that stiffens the canvas.

*The tone of the hand-dyed bags will vary from batch to batch.
*The dyes are not completely colorfast and the color will fade to a softer light tone over time.
*Some areas on the bag may have wax that is visible. The wax can be removed by applying heat to the area with a blow dryer.
*White lines and crease marks will appear by bending or scratching the bag in daily use. The lines can be removed by applying heat to the area with a blow dryer.

Kazumi Takigawa
Born in 1986.
Graduated from Tama Art University, Faculty of Fine Arts, Department of Sculpture.
Began production of the Waxed Canvas Funagata Bags in 2012.


  • Dimensions: W 25cm x D 18cm x H 35cm (incl handle 42cm)
  • Weight: 320g
  • Material: Canvas (dyed and waxed)
  • Product No: S-52-5-A
  • Made in Japan