Project Bag made of hand dyed washi
A project bag is a convenient bag for carrying knitted items and other works in progress or for storing works and tools together. They stand upright for their and have pockets to carry toolsand card rings of various sizes. Because of the lightness, durability, and resistance to tearing of washi, this is a bag that is easy to carry around.
Ichikawamisato, Yamanashi Prefecturehas been a production area of washi for over 1,000 years. Here, the washi manufacturer Onao proactively fuses new technologies with traditions to devise and develop sturdy paper that can be used for interior accessories and miscellaneous goods. Wazome Kogei, which is located in Uzumasa, Kyoto, is a manufacturer of washi dyes. They produce katazomeshi, which involves a traditional method of resist dyeing using glue, and yuzengami.
The bags, which are made of sheets of paper that are individually dyed with care by artisans using traditional Japanese colors, gain more texture with each use, as they get wrinkles that are unique to washi. The beautiful effect colors on the inside also attract the eye. As they are easy to carry around, they are also recommended for short moves in the classroom or the office.