Friday, 30 November 2012

Wabi Sabi

I recently spotted this beautiful item, which exemplifies the occasional but startling resonances between Japanese and American fabrics.

It's a Sakabukuro; a persimmon-dyed canvas Sake bag, or bucket, which I spotted on the (intriguing) stall of Yosuke Fukudome. He thinks it probably dates from the 1920s or 30s. We chatted for some time about Wabi Sabi. His stall has lots of it. It was fascinating to see so many vintage Japanese fabrics, especially the canvas and other basket weaves, which were reminiscent of vintage American items.

Apologies for the brief post, and the time that's elapsed since the last one. I've been busy on a couple of bigger denim-related pieces I'll tell you about fairly soon.