Our best selling clutch, the kuukou in a larger size: use as a wristlet clutch, add a strap to make it a crossbody sling, or you can also use to hold an iPad.
This is recrafted from a Houmongi kimono, a formal kimono worn by married women: rather than an all over repeating pattern, it has an irregular pattern which flows from one panel to the next.
It is decorated with Kiku, the chrysanthemum, the flower of the Imperial House and and often used icon of Japan itself (it features on Japanese passports).
The fabric is a silk, with Momiji patterns woven into the fabric giving a textured finish. Momiji, maple leaves symbolise autumn. Japanese traditionally admire and revere autumnal leaves just as they celebrate blossom in the spring.
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: 28cm wide x 20cm high closed, 35cm high when open.