Small cotton bag "Shijimi" in blue indigo vertical stripes - Matsusaka MomenMarukawa Shoten
This small cotton bag represents a Japanese "iki" style ("iki" roughly means "chic"). It is made from traditional Japanese cotton fabric dyed with indigo. The fabric is called "Matsusaka Momen" and is made using a time-honored, painstaking traditional method which is more than five hundred years old.
This small bag is called "Shijimi" or "freshwater clam" because of its clamshell shape. The fabric of the bag is traditional Matsusaka striped cotton. The beautiful blue indigo thread is hand dyed by a skillful dyer and it is woven on a vintage loom. This bag is crafted in a traditional way by skilful and experienced craftspeople. It combines modern design with a traditional "iki" chic style.
The bag is perfect for carrying small items such as a wallet, a phone and some keys.
Marukawa Shoten is a brand founded by the designer Mr Tatsuya Marukawa. He created it in 2008 to promote his hometown's traditional craft, "Matsusaka Momen," which is cotton fabric dyed with indigo. Matsusaka Momen comes from the city of Matsusaka, in Mie prefecture. Read more
Material: Cotton 100%
Approximate Size: Height (longer): 35cm (13.8") Height (shorter): 28cm (11") Height bottom to opening: 19cm (7.5") Width: 25cm (9.8")
Care: This product is dyed with natural indigo. Its color may transfer due to rain, sweat or abrasion. To minimize color fading, we recommend that the bag be protected from long periods of direct heat and sunlight.