Linden bag containing saki-ori balls
Gift of Cynthia Shaver
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