Our stylish and functional purse, hand made from vintage kimono. It has 4 inside pockets/sections, plus a zippered coin sections and 5 card slots in the main part. The bottom area opens out to give 4 more card slots and another pocket/section.
This silk kimono features Sensu or Ougi which are the fans used in dance performances: popular as it symbolises growth, expanding when opened.
Within the fans are Japanese design motifs, including ‘Sakura ’ blossom, ‘botan’ and ‘kiku’ flowers, and ‘Kujaku’. Sakura, The Cherry Blossom is one of the first of the year to bloom, and blooms for a relatively long time. It holds a special place in hearts of the Japanese: signifying new beginnings. Botan, the peony is called 'king of flowers' in Japan. Kiku, the chrysanthemum, is the flower othe Imperial House and and often used icon of Japan itself (it features on Japanese passports).
Kujaku, the Peacock, is seen as an emblem of goodwill, nurturing and kind-heartedness.
The fabric is a silk, with a brickwork pattern, woven into the fabric giving it a textured finish. 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: 20cm x 10cm x 2cm closed.
Opens to 20cm x 29cm x 2cm.