Fukuro Obi Clutch 2119


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

A classic pattern of 'bishamon', an adaption of the hexagonal kikkou pattern, that resembles the tortoiseshell and is, thus, associated with longevity.  Inside sit 'kiku', 'botan' and 'kiri', chrysanthemum, peony and paulownia flowers. The Kiku, chrysanthemum, is the Flower of the Imperial House and and often used icon of Japan itself and represents rejuvenation and longevity. The ‘kiri’ is often also called the Princess Tree.  It was traditional to plant a tree when a baby girl was born, and to make a dresser from the tree for her wedding gift.

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: 30cm x 21cm


Collections: Obi Clutches

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