Kome-bukuro (rice bag) is a Japanese drawstring bag used to carry offerings of rice to temples or shrines.  Comprised of stripes, checks and Katazome, the cotton and silk cloth I use has been recycled from old kimonos, furoshiki or futon covers. In the decontruction process, the steam of my iron releases a whiff of foreign aromas. Traces of flowers, cedar or incense add an unseen and timeless element to the process. My goal is to design not only functional work, but pieces that can hang as engaging compositons, in honor of the centuries old dying and weaving techniques, now virtually lost. The word literally means Rice (kome), Bag (bukuro.)

Each bag measures 10" tall (not including loops) and has a 7" x 7" square bottom. It is lined with Yukata fabric and has a 5" inside pocket.

Komebukuro #45

  • Thank you for purchasing a handmade item from Berri Kramer (Textiles and Artwork.) I offer a full money-back guarantee for all purchases made on the website. If you are not satisfied with the product you have purchased, you can get a full reimbursement within 14 calendar days. The product must be in the same condition that you received it and undamaged in any way. The textiles I use have been repurposed so there may be a thread, repair or tiny “pull” in the fabric.  This adds to the story of the piece. My most treasured textiles are those with “character” that have travelled many miles.