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 kimono features a design often seen on kimono: a collection of flowers spilling from the ‘Hago’, a traditional cart, the flowers are ‘botan’’, and ‘kiku’ flowers with ‘sakura’ blossom and ‘Momiji’.
Botan, the peony is called 'king of flowers' in Japan. Kiku, the chrysanthemum, is the flower of the Imperial House and and often used icon of Japan itself (it features on Japanese passports). Sakura, 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. Momiji, the maple leaf is celebrated every autumnal for it’s amazing displays of colour, as the blossom is in the spring. These two motifs are often found together on kimono designs.
The fabric is a silk, with a pattern of Matsukawabishi, woven into the fabric giving it a textured finish. The design is further enhanced by gold printed areas.
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