Our handy pouch, to keep a few essentials together, stylishly.
Can be paired with the smaller Migi Wristlet Pouch as a set.
A collection of popular Japanese design motifs adorn this fabric, including 'ume' blossom, 'Kiku’, ‘fuji’, 'botan', ‘ayame’ and ‘tsubaki’ 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. Botan, the peony is called 'king of flowers' in Japan.
Fuji, wisteria, signifies love, support, sensitivity and tenderness. Ayame, iris, is widely admired in Japan. It is a sign of strength and the sword shaped leaves are symbols of warriors in the past. Tsubaki, the camellia flower, was historically part of the Japanese wedding tea ceremony, symbolising life and promise.
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 pattern is printed on a rinzu silk, a damask silk woven with a pattern of nami, waves, to give extra texture to the kimono fabric. The design is further enhanced by gold printed areas.
Handmade by self help groups in Cambodia.
Dimensions: 24cm x17cm.