Fukuro Obi Clutch 2067


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

Gold 'matsu' adorn this royal blue silk obi.  Matsu, pine trees, were believed to live for 100 years: being a hardy plant that symbolises strength and long life.  Samurai often planted these trees: it was believed that the long needle-like leaves, Matsuba, protected them from demons.  

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

Handmade by self help groups in Cambodia.

Dimensions: 30.5cm x 19cm