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Antique Sakiori + Leather Messenger
Take your laptop for a trip in style…a generous sized messenger bag made from rare antique Japanese sakiori (rag rug) and quilted leather trim. Fully lined in antique striped Japanese cotton with a divided roomy interior.
Sakiori weaving uses a rag weft against a warp of either bast fiber or cotton. The weft material is often made from shredded kimono or other recycled garments which can be of cotton, silk or other material. Sakiori clothing was first woven by Japanese peasants around 1750 for its warmth and durability as newly minted cotton cloth at that time was too rare and expensive for a farmer or fisherman. The home manufacture and use of sakiori clothing and hearth covers in rural areas of Japan disappeared anywhere from 50-100 years ago, although a few individuals and some historical preservation societies still weave this cloth today.
* antique Japanese sakiori rag weaving body
* leather overlays with quilted top stitch
* completely bound interior seams in leather
* vintage leather shoulder strap with brass clips
* vintage antique striped Japanese cotton fabric
* interior divider
spot clean by hand
17″ W X 12″ H X 3 1/2″ D
MADE IN USA of all vintage materials
Complimentary custom stencil available for liner
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