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Kee Chew-Mo-Ni Inspired Bags

Here are a couple of bags that are inspired by the traditional Kee Chew-Mo-Ni.  They are not exactly the traditional design and are made out of cotton, but have a similar style.  When B1 saw them, he said “They’re lucky bags!”  He has just been learning about Korean traditions in school for lunar new year.  Chew-Mo-Ni actually means “lucky bag” or “luck bag.”  Chew is luck and Mo-Ni is bag.  The name is appropriate since they were used to carry coins and other valuables.  This variation has ears, or “kees”, so it is a kee chew-mo-ni.

This one has a purchased leather handle with butterfly tabs.

This one is smaller with fabric handles.  I think I’m going to give it to my daughter’s friend for her birthday.

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