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 dainty pattern of popular Japanese design motifs adorn this fabric, including ‘ume’ blossom, ‘tsubaki’ and 'botan' 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.. Tsubaki’ is the camellia flower, known for it’s hardiness as it flowers in winter months. Botan, the peony is called 'king of flowers' in Japan.
This design is printed on a rinzu silk fabric which is woven with a pavement pattern, giving extra lustre. 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