Monday, January 22, 2007
The Reincarnation of Cloth
The bowling bag continues to evolve. This one is a cotton kasuri (ikat) fabric reclaimed from a kimono found at the temple market in Nara.
It is lined with a very nice quality kasuri scrap that was once part of a summer kimono, and has pockets cut from a piece of stencilled cloth, probably a summer yukata.
I added a couple of beckoning cat charms. For more on the lucky beckoning cat, check out Wild Ink.
Another view of the inside. I am happy with how the design is coming, just a little more tweaking with the handles and it will be launched into the world. Originally intended as a knitting bag for smaller projects, it would also make a really cute handbag. I love to think that the women who originally wore the kimonos the cloth came from would smile to see how the cloth lives on.