Our stylish and functional purse, hand made from vintage kimono: use as a travel accessory, as it can accommodate passports and boarding passes, or as a colourful day time clutch clutch to hold your essentials. The gingko purse features 6 divided internal sections, plus one zipped section, and credit card slots to keep everything together.
A delightful and delicate pattern of Ume covers this kimono fabric. Ume, plum blossom is a favourite within Japan, it’s beauty and fragrance being reflected across art forms. It is the first blossom of the year to bloom, and represents endurance and good fortune. The grey pattern is a presentation of shibori, the miniature tie dye technique established in Japan.
Gold painted details highlight the pattern, adding an extra dimension.
The pattern is also printed on a rinzu silk kimono: a kind of damask silk which has motifs woven into it’s surface, for extra lustre and texture. This pattern also represents shibori.
This vintage kimono was sourced from the Osaka area of Japan. It is approximately 20-30 years old.
Handmade by self help groups in Cambodia.
Dimensions: 23cm x 13cm x 3cm