Fukuro Obi Clutch 2250


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

The shimmering Seigaiha adorning this black obi, can be seen on all forms of Japanese design. it was originally used on maps to depict the sea, and was made popular by the artist Seikai Kanshichi.

Lying on top are bold Kikkuo, Kiku, and Matsu emblems, all symbols of longevity. Kikkou resembles the tortoise shell, and the tortoise was thought to live for one thousand years. Matsu, the Pine Tree, is a hardy plant that symbolises strength and long life. Kiku, the Chrysanthemum, is the Flower of the Imperial House and and often used icon of Japan itself (it features on Japanese passports). It represents rejuvenation and longevity.

This vintage Fukuro Obi was sourced from the Osaka area of Japan.  It is approximately 40 years old, and in excellent condition.

Handmade by self help groups in Cambodia.

Dimensions: 30cm x 18cm


Collections: Obi Clutches

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