Fukuro Obi Clutch 2456F


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

Delicate pastel salmon and blue, and white Kiku and Sakura, fall are scattered across this black obi. 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.
Sakura, the cherry blossom, is one of the first of the year to bloom, and blooms for longer than other blossoms. It holds a special place in the hearts of the Japanese, as it signifies new beginnings. These blossoms also represent the purity of life and patriotism. The design is used on kimono worms throughout the year, not just during spring time.

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: 31cm x 19.5cm


Collections: Obi Clutches

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