|A seventeenth century gaming purse.|
|A depiction of a treasure bag.|
The style is based on a seventeenth century gaming purse, but it reminds me of a Japanese treasure bag too–truly a case of East meeting West.
For the base, I've used a little of the heavy blue cotton I had left over from my fisherman's smock, while the body is made from one of Patrick's old linen shirts. But it is the lining I love best–a beautiful piece of cream, lilac and ruby silk that was once a kimono sleeve. As for the Shashiko, I've kept it simple–a hemp leaf on the base, and a band of crosses on the body.
Let's just hope those much too vigorously applied chalk marks eventually disappear!