Our handy mini pouch, will keep a few essentials together, stylishly.
Can be paired with the larger Hidari Wristlet Pouch as a set.
A collection of popular Japanese design motifs adorn this fabric, including ‘ayame’, ‘'Kiri ' and ‘kiku’ flowers, ‘ume’ blossom, ‘momiji’ and Kikkou.
Ayame, iris, is widely admired in Japan. It is a sign of strength and the sword shaped leaves are symbols of warriors in the past.
Kiku, the chrysanthemum, is the flower of the Imperial House and and often used icon of Japan itself (it features on Japanese passports). ‘Kiri, the Paulownia plant, often also called the Princess Tree. It was traditional to plant a tree when a baby girl was born, and to make a dresser from the tree for her wedding gift.
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. Momiji, maple leaves symbolise autumn. Japanese traditionally admire and revere autumnal leaves just as they celebrate blossom in the spring.
The hexagonal kikkou pattern represents longevity due to it resembling the long living tortoise.The pattern of square ‘dots’ represents shibori, the Japanese miniature tie-dye technique.The pattern is printed on a rinzu silk, to give extra texture to the kimono fabric.
This vintage kimono was sourced from the Osaka area of Japan. It is approximately 30 years old.
Handmade by self help groups in Cambodia.
Dimensions: 18cm x15cm.