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.
There are also loops inside from which you can clip and hang a chain or strap to turn this into a sling bag.
This kimono features a collection of flowers, ‘botan’, and ‘fuji’ flowers with ‘Ume ’ blossom.
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.
Fuji, the wisteria plant was fist celebrated by Aristocratic society in the Heian era 794-185AD, it signifies love, support and tenderness.
Botan, the peony is called 'king of flowers' in Japan. Kiku, the chrysanthemum, is the flower of the Imperial House and and often used icon of Japan itself (it features on Japanese passports).
The fabric is a silk, with a pattern of Nami, waves, woven into the fabric giving it a textured finish. The design is further enhanced by gold printed areas.
Handmade by self help groups in Cambodia.
This vintage kimono was sourced from the Osaka area of Japan. It is approximately 20-30 years old.
Dimensions: 23cm x 13cm x 3cm