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Our best selling clutch, hand made from vintage kimono: use as a stylish travel accessory, as it can accommodate a few passports, or a functional 'throw in and go' folding clutch to hold a few essentials on a night out.
A delightful pattern of Sakura covers this kimono fabric. 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. These blossoms also represent the purity of life and patriotism. As the Sakura design is so loved, it is used on kimono worn throughout the year, not just during spring time.
The red and gold areas contain a pattern that is representation of shibori, the miniature tie dye technique established in Japan.
Gold painted details highlight the pattern, adding an extra dimension.
The pattern is also printed on a rinzu silk kimono: a kind of damask silk which has motifs woven into it’s surface, for extra lustre and texture. This 'tsuyushiba', crescent shaped motif that symbolises dew drops on grass, which gives the fabric additional texture. It means freshness and so is most commonly found on summer kimono.
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: 24cm x 13cm