Ginkou Kimono Purse 2983H

MONIKO STORE

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 bold pattern of ‘sensu’ fans containing ever popular ‘momiji’, maple leaves, with 'take', bamboo, and  ‘matsu’, the pine, both treasured for their strength and longevity.  You will also see 'shippou’, a never ending pattern of interlocking circles meaning gemstones or treasures, with traditional ‘seigaiha’ repeating waves, and 'kikkou' repeating hexagons that also represent longevity as they look like tortoiseshell, and the tortoise was once thought to live for 1000 years.

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 more sensu motifs woven into it’s surface, for extra lustre and texture.  

This vintage kimono was sourced from Kyoto in Japan.  It is approximately 20-30 years old.

Handmade by self help groups in Cambodia.

Dimensions: 23cm x 13cm x 3cm

 


Collections: Ryokou collection


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