Ookii Kuukou Large Folding Wristlet Clutch 4596D

$125.00 USD

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Our best selling clutch, the kuukou in a larger size: use as a wristlet clutch, add a strap to make it a crossbody sling, or you can also use to hold an iPad.

This is a Furisode kimono: the formal kimono worn by unmarried women.  It has longer sleeves than the kimono worn by married women.    This kimono features a collection of hold ‘Matsu ’ arranged in a  ‘seigaiha’ pattern.  

Matsu, the Pine Tree, is believed to live for 100 years. It is a hardy plant that symbolises strength and long life. Samurai often planted these trees: it was believed that the long needle-like leaves, Matsuba, protected them from demons.  Momiji, maple leaves, symbolise autumn: the Japanese traditionally admire and revere autumnal leaves just as they celebrate blossom in the spring.  Seigaiha ‘wave’ or ‘scale’ patterns can be seen on all forms of Japanese design.  it was originally used on maps to depict the sea, and was made popular by the artist Seikai Kanshichi. 

The design is further enhanced by gold printed and ebroareas

This vintage kimono was sourced from the Osaka area of Japan.  It is approximately 20-30 years old.

Handmade by self help groups in Cambodia.

Dimensions: 28cm wide x 20cm high closed, 35cm high when open.

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