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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 collection of popular 'ume' blossom, decorates this fabric. 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. The ‘Sensu’ motif is often found with Ume: these are the fans used in traditional dance performances.
The base navy silk fabric is woven with a pattern of ‘ryuusu’ a wandering stream, lending a extra texture.
This vintage kimono was sourced from the Osaka area of Japan. It is approximately 20 to 30 years old.
Handmade by self help groups in Cambodia.
Dimensions: 24cm x 13cm