Hashi Kimono Make up Pouch 4433H

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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 charming kimono design  features ’Ryuusu’ with ‘Ume’ blossom and ‘choucho’.

Ryuusu, this wandering stream is a traditional pattern, usually linking other design motifs.

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.  Choucho are butterflies.

The fabric is a silk, with 'sayagata’ pattern woven in, for added texture.  Sayagata, the pattern of repeating swastikas, is a Buddhist symbol of strength, good fortune, and the concept of eternity. The geometric balance and repetition of the sayagata pattern signifies continuity and multiplicity.  Some elements are highlighted in gold for extra lustre.

This vintage kimono was sourced from the Osaka area of Japan.  It is approximately 20-30 years old.

Handmade by a self help group in Cambodia.

Dimensions: Width 19cm, Height 14cm, Depth at base 6cm, at top 1cm.