Sideways Funagata

Artist: Kazumi Takigawa
9,500 yen ($63.60 USD)
Out of Stock

Natural Sideways Funagata Bag / w51.5 cm x h24cm (handle 9cm)

Kazumi Takigawa's original line of hand-dyed and waxed canvas bags took their inspiration from the plain brown paper bag. Wanting to mimic the look of ordinary brown paper bag while creating something re-usable and long lasting, Takigawa-san's experiments led her to a process that includes a traditional dyeing technique using tea and coffee as dyes, and finishing each bag with a wax treatment that stiffens the canvas. She has expanded the line up to include these natural, un-dyed bags finished with her usual wax treatment.

*The tone of the hand-dyed bags will vary from batch to batch.
*Some areas on the bag may have wax that is visible. The wax can be removed by applying heat to the area with a blow dryer.
*White lines and crease marks will appear by bending or scratching the bag in daily use. The lines can be removed by applying heat to the area with a blow dryer.

Kazumi Takigawa
Born in 1986.
Graduated from Tama Art University, Faculty of Fine Arts, Department of Sculpture.
Began production of the Waxed Canvas Funagata Bags in 2012.


  • Dimensions: W 51.5cm x D 20cm x H 24cm (incl handle 33cm)
  • Weight: 298g
  • Material: Canvas (dyed and waxed)
  • Product No: S-52-4-D
  • Made in Japan