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Our stylish and functional purse, hand made from vintage kimono: use as a travel accessory, as it can accommodate passports and boarding passes, or as a colourful day time clutch clutch to hold your essentials. The gingko purse features 6 divided internal sections, plus one zipped section, and credit card slots to keep everything together.
A bright and bold Japanese design motifs adorn this fabric, including 'ume' blossom, ‘botan' flowers, and ‘momiji’. 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. 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.
Momiji, maple leaves symbolise autumn. Japanese traditionally admire and revere autumnal leaves just as they celebrate blossom in the spring.
The design also features ‘Sensu’ fans which are used in traditional dance performances.
The pattern is printed on a rinzu silk, a damask silk woven with a pattern of sensu, to give extra texture to the kimono fabric. The design is further enhanced by gold printed areas.
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: 23cm x 13cm x 3cm