Vintage Textile Dealer And Maker

Old Industrial Studio is a Japanese vintage textile dealer and bag maker from the rural city of Chiba prefecture in Japan. They make hand-crafted bags from Japanese vintage materials since 2015. They love the old Japanese traditional culture, which goes further than only textile. They see it as a challenge to mix old with new to give it a second life.

Old Industrial Studio

Old Industrial Studio

Old Industrial Studio

Authentic Rice Bags

They developed several indigo-dyed rice bags made of old rags. These authentic rice bags are also called Komebukuro. They’re usually made of small pieces of fabric, which could be hemp or cotton. Indigo fabrics or others with motives. The fabrics are stitched together randomly as a patchwork to achieve a playful look.

Old Industrial Studio

Old Industrial Studio

Old Industrial Studio

Old Industrial Studio

The Origin Of These Rice Bags

Originally these rice bags were made to carry (dried) rice offerings to the temple during important religious ceremonies, and at other times to hold a gift destined for a dear friend or relative connected to a significant personal event.

The Old Industrial Studio rice bags can be used to carry your personal belongings each day.

Availability Of The Bags

Old Industrial Studio doesn’t have a retail location, but their items are available via their webstore.

Old Industrial Studio

Old Industrial Studio

Old Industrial Studio

www.oldindustrialjapan.com

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Written by Wouter Munnichs
I'm the founder of Long John. Next to running this daily magazine, I'm working as a freelance denim specialist for the industry. Titled as 'Denim Influencer 2020' by Rivet 50. Celebrating my 10th anniversary with Long John this year.