Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Rice Bag Art

 I'm not sure how many times I've talked about the frames I gave a new life to {here}
I bought a bunch of them for like $5 each and I'm sooooo glad I did, best 5 bucks spent let me tell ya! So, I took another one of them out of my closet and sprayed it with Rustoleum's Heirloom White.


Years ago my grandmother gave me a bunch of old cloth rice bags. Incase you dont know, rice is big in Hawaii... huge. It's a staple and you'll see it on the table atlest one meal a day... at the least! It is a local thing, but it comes from the Asian roots here in the islands.

Back in the day, rice would come in these cloth bags.


My grandmother kept a bunch of them in almost perfect shape. You could find these in pretty much any grandma's kitchen, as they made great dish towels. With frequent use they would get softer and softer and quite absorbent and would dry very quickly.



Mine, was a piece of history, I had to frame it!
I spent a lot of time trying to iron it just right.

Yoneji Store is no longer, but I can still remember going there when I was young.
We could get candy necklaces for 5 cents.
It even has the location on the bottom; Lihue, Kauai 96766


I hung it right above our dinning table, what better place as rice has such a huge place on any local table.
Please forgive the awful flash, I just couldnt get a good pix without the flash.


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3 comments:

Jessica said...

What a great way to preserve a little piece of your own history. It looks perfect there.

Meg said...

Ah, so nice! I love the color...I need to find some of these suckers.

Katie said...

I love this idea and it's super inexpensive! Thank you for linking up to Sew Woodsy last week. We hope you'll come back today and link up another craft project!

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