Our casual, swing clutch, with adjustable leather strap and leather tassel. One side is red leather, and other is vintage 'obi': the sash worn with kimono at formal occasions. We can supply with a gold chain is preferred.
The design on the obi features the classic pairing of Kiku and Kikkou.
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.
Kikkou, the hexagon shape is known as a symbol of longevity as it resembles the tortoiseshell: tortoise are known to live for many years.
This vintage Fukuro Obi was sourced from the Osaka area of Japan. It is approximately 30 years old, and in excellent condition.
Handmade by a self help group in Bali.
Dimensions: 21.5cm high x 28.cm wide