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Our casual, swing clutch, with adjustable leather strap and leather tassel. One side is black leather, and other is vintage 'obi': the sash worn with kimono at formal occasions.
The design on the obi features bright Ume and Kiku. u e, 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). It represents rejuvenation and longevity.
This vintage Fukuro Obi was sourced from the Osaka area of Japan. It is approximately 30 years old, and in excellent condition.
Handmade by a self help group in Bali.
Dimensions: 19cm high x 26cm wide