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.
This orange silk kimono is covered in ‘hanabishi’: floral motifs within a diamond shape.
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.
The pattern is printed on a rinzu silk, a damask type fabric woven with a pattern of ‘Momiji’ and 'Kasumi', to give extra texture to the kimono fabric. Momiji, maple leaves, symbolise autumn. Japanese traditionally admire and revere autumnal leaves just as they celebrate blossom in the spring. Kasumi are clouds which represent high status.
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