Kuukou Folding Wristlet Clutch 4516J

$60.00 USD

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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. 

This is made from a Haori, a half length kimono worn over the kimono on cooler days.  It features Sensu or Ougi which are the fans used in dance performances:  popular as it symbolises growth, expanding when opened.  Within the fans are Japanese design motifs, including ‘ume’ blossom and ‘kiku’ flowers.

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.

Kiku, the chrysanthemum, is the flower of the Imperial House and and often used icon of Japan itself (it features on Japanese passports). .

 

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

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