I don't usually feature the work of an artist more than once. But I will break my rule by showing these bags by textile artisan Yuh Okano. I've feature Okano's scarves on the Wearable Art Blog before, but not her bags - so, here they are.
Yuh Okano is known for her shibori textile scarves. Now, she's taking hand made shibori fabric and making bags out of it. Shibori is a Japanese method of binding and dyeing cloth. Each of these bags is produced in small batches.
Okano's handsome work has been featured in galleries and museums, including the Museum of Modern Art and the Kobe Fashion Museum. I'm sure that her growing up in one of the most important Japanese textile regions has inspired and informed her work with shibori.