Our handy pouch, to keep a few essentials together, stylishly.
Can be paired with the smaller Migi Wristlet Pouch as a set.
A subtle pattern celebrating the ‘seigaiha’ pattern made from Yukiwa, with ‘kiku’, ‘botan’ and ‘kiri’ flowers.
Often called by it’s nick name ‘Fish Scales’ this ‘Blue Wave’ is used on all forms of Japanese design. The repetitive pattern of waves was used on Chinese maps to depict the sea. It was made popular by the artist Seikai Kanshichi. It symbolises the desires for peaceful living, like continual tranquil waves. Yukiwa are snowflakes.
Kiku, the chrysanthemum, is the flower of the Imperial House and and often used icon of Japan itself (it features on Japanese passports). Botan are peonies, known as the King of flowers in Japan.
Kiri, the Paulownia plant, is often also called the Princess Tree. It was traditional to plant a tree when a baby girl was born, and to make a dresser from the tree for her wedding gift. It is also the emblem of the Prime Minister's office and cabinet. Women involved in government will wear this symbol on official duties.
This vintage kimono was sourced from the Osaka area of Japan. It is approximately 30 years old.
Handmade by self help groups in Cambodia.
Dimensions: 24cm x17cm.