I am always in seach of unique and sometimes trendy fabric. This piece took a few days to "find" but it really caught my eye. There is something special about the cotton that they make in Japan--you can see and feel the weave, plus, it's a home decor weight. I honestly don't see how bags are made with anything less than home decor weight material. Anything less, in my opinion does not do justice to a regular size handbag. This material is a stunning, large-scale print of mums and leaves and is printed on a background of waves with motifs reminiscent of sashiko embroidery. I can't wait to get it! But then I'll have the chore of deciding what bag design will show off this masterpiece--on to design inspiration.....wherefore art thou in this bleakest of winter months?!