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Hashi is Japanese for ‘bridge’. This design was inspired by the shape of a beautiful red bridge at a temple in Osaka. It features one large pocket accessed by a top zipper, and a zipped pocket on the side. Designed with a base panel, so the pouch will stand up.
This silk Furisode kimono dates from the 1980s. This is the formal kimono worn by unmarried ladies, recognisable from the longer sleeves.
A collection of popular Japanese design motifs adorn this fabric, including ‘ume’ blossom, ‘momiji’ leaves with ‘fuji’’, 'botan' and ‘kiku’ flowers, and Sensu.
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). Fuji, wisteria, signifies love, support, sensitivity and tenderness. 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. Momiji, the maple leaf is celebrated every autumnal for it’s amazing displays of colour, as the Ume blossom is in the spring. These two motifs are often found together on kimono designs.
Sensu are the fans used in traditional dance performances, and are a symbol of prosperity as they grow in size when opened up.
The pattern of square ‘dots’ represents shibori, the Japanese miniature tie-dye technique.
This design is printed on a rinzu silk fabric which is woven with a traditional brick pattern, giving extra lustre.
Handmade by a self help group in Cambodia.
Dimensions: Width 19cm, Height 14cm, Depth at base 6cm, at top 1cm.