Fukuro Obi Clutch 2722D

MONIKO STORE

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

This obi depicts a collection of popular 'ume' blossom, decorates this fabric. Ume, 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.

It is made from a mixture of weave effects, some area are woven tightly, and others have a looser zig zag weave effect - note that this is easier to catch and possibly snag on jewellery. 

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 20cm

 


Collections: Obi Clutches


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