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.
A collection of popular Japanese design motifs adorn this fabric, including ‘ayame’’, 'sakura' blossom, ‘tsubaki’, 'botan' and ‘kiku’ flowers.
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. Botan, the peony is called 'king of flowers' in Japan.
Kiku, the chrysanthemum, is the flower of the Imperial House and and often used icon of Japan itself (it features on Japanese passports). Sakura, The Cherry Blossom is one of the first of the year to bloom, and blooms for a relatively long time. It holds a special place in hearts of the Japanese: signifying new beginnings.
Tsubaki is the camellia flower. The Camellia flower was historically part of the Japanese wedding tea ceremony, symbolising life and promise.
The design is printed on a rinzu silk, which is woven with a traditional brickwork pattern, to add extra lustre to the fabric.
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.