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Our best selling clutch, hand made from vintage kimono: use as a stylish travel accessory, as it can accommodate a few passports, or a functional 'throw in and go' folding clutch to hold a few essentials on a night out.
A collection of popular 'ume' blossom, decorates this fabric. 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. It became a symbol of good fortune, as is used for New Year decorations. The ‘Sensu’ motif is often found with Ume: these are the fans used in traditional dance performances.
The base pink silk fabric is woven with a floral pattern, lending extra texture.
This vintage kimono was sourced from the Osaka area of Japan. It is approximately 20 to 30 years old.
Handmade by self help groups in Cambodia.
Dimensions: 24cm x 13cm