Our signature clutch, hand made from vintage 'obi': the sash worn with kimono at formal occasions.
A delightful display of multicoloured ‘ume’ blossoms sit within the royal blue/purple ‘ryuusu’ wandering stream. 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.
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: 30.5cm x 19.5cm