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 beautiful blend of floral emblems ‘tsubaki’, ‘kiku’ with 'matsu' 'sakura' and ‘ume’ blossom.
Tsubaki, the camellia flower was historically part of the Japanese wedding tea ceremony, symbolising life and promise. Kiku, 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. Matsu is pine, the trees were believed to live for 100 years. It is a hardy plant that symbolises strength and long life.
Details within the ume blossom are highlighted with pearl effect, giving extra lustre.
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