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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 Ume cover this kimono fabric. Ume, plum blossom is a favourite within Japan, it’s beauty and fragrance being reflected across art forms. It is the first blossom of the year to bloom, and represents endurance and good fortune.
The coloured blossom flowers are printed with a pearlised pastel shade, 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 pattern is 'momiji' maple leaves, which are celebrated in autumn, in a similar way that blossom is in spring, for their colourful display.
This vintage kimono was sourced from the Osaka area of Japan. It is approximately 30 years old.
Handmade by self help groups in Cambodia.
Dimensions: 24cm x 13cm