Grocery bag holder (Arrow-feather, Crimson) / 買い物袋ストッカー(矢絣、深赤色)


How do you organise your plastic grocery bags after shopping at a supermarket? I made this grocery bag holder to keep all the plastic bags tidy in one place without mess. You can hang this to a door nob, kitchen cabinet handle, or any hook on the kitchen wall. You can put your plastic bags in from the top hole (cotton string to hang this bag holder). When you need to use a plastic bag, you can pull one out from the bottom hole (elastic band around the bottom hole so that only 1 bag will come out). 


About ‘Arrow-feather’ pattern: 

The pattern called Yamane 矢羽 (arrow-feather) or Yagasuri 矢飛白, 矢絣 (arrow-splash pattern) represents the fletching on an arrow and it has been popular in Japan since the Heian era. Originally yabane was used on men’s clothing, because it reminds of archery, but since the Meiji era it has been used as schoolgirls dress (remember Haikarasan ga tooru?). Yabane has an auspicious association with weddings, since like an arrow shot from a bow a bride does not return to her parents’ house. Yabane is also loosely associated with hamaya, the “demon quelling” arrows sold as good luck charms at shrines at New Years and the broken off fletching of an arrow is widely regarded as a charm for repelling bad luck. Click HERE to read more details on ‘Arrow feathers’ pattern.