Vintage kimono bag SCRAP project final 2011 - Part1 East meets West!
The pictures bag is 2way(long strap or handle), also one of scrap project "Harmony of scraps" for Cherish, Artisan(Craft Queensland). Actually not sure if they take this work. Because I used also used jeans for upcycling textile. Taken time, but so fun for picking and thinking layout of scraps!
The following 2 pictures are the same bag, just front and back, Japanese and ????.
The lace is working with Indigo, The same is Jeans and lace combination.
Maybe, the Japanese indigo textile is originally for working shirts in old days.
Kimono bag maker/
Born in Japan, I was a convention organiser for 10 years. During the period, I had many opportunities to experience other cultures and practices in places where my work took me - including Spain, the Netherlands, England, Italy and the USA. My experiences made it clear to me - Japanese culture is Unique.
Arriving in Australia in 2001, lived and raised my daughter in Sydney, Lismore and here Brisbane. In 2004, I began making handmade bags from recycled kimono material.
I like nature,also love to see new friends. I will try "Upcycling kimono" !