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Mini Kimono Purse 4273W

$40.00 USD

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We hate to see any of the vintage kimono fabric go to waste, so we use the smallest pieces to make the mini purse.

This is a mini version of the Ginkou purse, with five separated areas in one side, including one zippered pocket.  On the other side are two card slots and one pocket behind the panel of slots.  You can squeeze a small phone (iPhone 4!) into this purse.

A cute pattern of pages containing Sakura and Ume blossoms, and Kiku and Ayame floral designs and patterns fill this kimono fabric.

Sakura, The Cherry Blossom is one of the first of the year to bloom, and blooms for a relatively long time. It holds a special place in hearts of the Japanese: signifying new beginnings.   Ume, the Plum Blossom is a very popular symbol on fabrics. It is a favourite within the range of Japanese designs: it’s beauty and fragrance has been reflected in many poems. It is the first of the year to bloom, and therefore represents endurance.

Kiku, the chrysanthemum, is the flower of the Imperial House and and often used icon of Japan itself (it features on Japanese passports). Ayame, iris, is widely admired in Japan. It is a sign of strength and the sword shaped leaves are symbols of warriors in the past.  Botan, the peony is called 'king of flowers' in Japan. 

The pattern is printed on a silk, that is woven with a mottled pattern to give extra lustre. 

This vintage kimono was sourced from Tokyo.  It is approximately 20-30 years old.

Handmade by self help groups in Cambodia.

Dimensions: 13cm x 10cm x 2.5cm


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