Linden bag containing saki-ori balls

Linden bag containing saki-ori balls
Linden bag containing saki-ori balls
Date:
1873
Location:
Not on display
Century:
Media:
Linden, Cotton, Paper
Dimensions:
99.1 x 45.7 x 22.9 cm (39 x 18 x 9 in.)
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
Asia
Accession Number:
2013.44.1
Acquisition Date:
2013-10-16
Credit Line:

Gift of Cynthia Shaver

Exhibition History:

Mottainai: The Fabric of Life Lessons in Frugality from Traditional Japan
Gallery Kei and Sri at Portland Japanese Garden
November 4–27, 2011

Linden fiber bag patched and mended; marked with Japanese characters; contains 97 balls of cotton rag yarns made from finely shredded recycled cotton garments and balls of twisted yarns from recycled paper.

Markings: "Meiji, March 6" in 'sumi' ink. 1873

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