Ginkou Kimono Purse 2941I


Our stylish and functional purse, hand made from vintage kimono: use as a travel accessory, as it can accommodate passports and boarding passes, or as a colourful day time clutch clutch to hold your essentials.  The gingko purse features 6 divided internal sections, plus one zipped section, and credit card slots to keep everything together.

Pretty 'momiji' are scattered over this kimono fabric.  Momiji, maple leaves, symbolise autumn. Japanese traditionally admire and revere autumnal leaves just as they celebrate blossom in the spring. Momijigari is a celebration of beautiful autumn leaves, started by aristocracy during the Heian era 794 to 1185 AD.  

The fabric pattern also features 'botan', 'kasumi' and 'seigaiha' patterns.  the cream and pale pink 'botan' peonies are known as the King of Flowers in Japan: they represent longevity and steadfastness. 'Kasumi' clouds represent elegance and high status.    Often called by it’s nick name ‘Fish Scales’, 'seigaiha' or ‘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.

The fabric is a silk, with a 'seigaiha' pattern woven into the fabric giving with a textured finish.

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: 23cm x 13cm x 3cm


Collections: Ryokou collection

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