Fukuro Obi Clutch 1976

MONIKO STORE

Our signature clutch, hand made from vintage 'obi': the sash worn with kimono at formal occasions.

A classic pattern of ‘kikkou’ and ‘kiku’.  The hexagonal kikkou pattern resembles the tortoiseshell and is, thus, associated with longevity. The Kiku, chrysanthemum, is the Flower of the Imperial House and and often used icon of Japan itself and represents rejuvenation and longevity. The symbols of longevity are reinforced by the ‘matsu’, the pine, a hardy plant that symbolises strength and long life.

This vintage Fukuro Obi was sourced from the Osaka area of Japan.  It is approximately 20 to 30 years old, and in excellent condition.

Handmade by self help groups in Cambodia.

Dimensions: 29cm x 19cm

 


Collections: Obi Clutches


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