Our handy pouch, will keep a few essentials together, stylishly. Fits a passport and a few other bits.
Can be paired with the larger Hidari Wristlet Pouch as a set.
A collection of popular Japanese design motifs adorn this fabric, including 'ume' blossom, ‘fuji’, 'botan', ‘kikyo’ and ‘tsubaki’ flowers, and the Guruma wheel. Botan, the peony is called 'king of flowers' in Japan.
Fuji, wisteria, signifies love, support, sensitivity and tenderness.
Kikyo, the five petalled flower, is an important symbol in Taoism. Tsubaki, the camellia flower, was historically part of the Japanese wedding tea ceremony, symbolising life and promise.
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. A popular kimono pattern since the Heian era 794 to1185 AD, Gengji, is an Heian oxcart wheel that was linked with the wheel of Karma in the Buddhist Tale of Genji.
Also featured is ‘matsu’ pine tree known for is flexibility and strength, and ‘ryusuu’ wandering streams.
Seigaiha, called by it’s nick name ‘Fish Scales’ this ‘Blue Wave’ is used on all forms of Japanese design. The repetitive pattern of waves was used on Chinese maps to depict the sea. It was made popular by the artist Seikai Kanshichi. It symbolises the desires for peaceful living, like continual tranquil waves. Shippou is the pattern of interlocking circles, which is never ending and represent gem stones.
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: 19cm x15cm.