– Introducing Our New Addition –
The name “Kumo” means Spider, coming from the appearance of this particular shape, out of hundreds of other Shibori patterns. The Kumo Bag is made string by string with this traditional method by individual Shokunins whose creation are meticulously dedicated to specific design. The group of shokunins show their pride to take many steps to complete one production, and the result is truly a masterpiece of craftsmanship.
- Made with 100% polyester which gives it excellent stretchability.
- The bag has various expressions that change its shape depending on the size of the contents put inside.
- The bag is washable (by cold water only), does not fade. I
- The size of the bag is H5.1 inches x W3.9 inches stretches up to H15.7 inches x W13.8 inches.
- Recommended to hold up no more than 2.6 pounds.
- Available in Black, Red and Gray.
- Ideal for carrying small to medium sized items.
- Utilize it as a secondary bag for shopping.
- Perfect for a unique and charming gift.
Shibori is a traditional Japanese tie-dying art that dates back over 500 years to the beginning of the Edo period. The word Shibori comes from the verb root shiboru, meaning “to wring, squeeze, press.” The Shibori technique is given a three-dimensional form by folding, crumpling, stitching, plaiting, or plucking and twisting the cloth surface into three-dimensional shapes before compressing them to dye.
Arimatsu, located in Nagoya in Tokaido region between Tokyo and Osaka, is one of the most famous locations for Shibori in Japan. This “Shibori town” was founded by the craftman, Shokuro Takeda in 1608 when Ieyasu Tokugawa opened the shogunate government in the Edo period. When Arimatsu was founded, the feudal lords of Japan were required to travel to Tokyo (then known as Edo) each year through the Tokaido to swear their allegiance to the Shogun. Along the route, many travelers bought souvenirs such as shibori towels and shibori yukatas (summer kimono). Since then, this place became known for their specialty products in Japan