Ookii Kuukou Large Folding Wristlet Clutch 4382I

$125.00 USD

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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 silk Furisode kimono dates from the 1990s.  This is the formal kimono worn by unmarried ladies, recognisable from the longer sleeves

It features the popular ‘Ume’ ‘Matsu’.  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. It became a symbol of good fortune, as is used for New Year decorations. Matsu is Pine, a hardy plant which symbolises strength and long life: the branches are often used in Buddhist ceremonies as when pine needles are used to ward off evil spirits.

This vintage kimono was sourced from the Osaka area of Japan.  

Handmade by self help groups in Cambodia.

Dimensions: 28cm wide x 20cm high closed, 35cm high when open.

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