Ginkou Kimono Purse 3160Z


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.

This silk fabric is adorned with the a classic ume motif.  Plum blossom is one of the favourite symbols of the Japanese kimono design:  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.

The pattern is printed on a damask silk woven to give a slight mottled texture to the kimono fabric.  The design is further enhanced by gold printed areas.

This vintage furisode kimono was sourced from the Osaka area of Japan. Furisode are formal kimono worn by unmarried women. It is approximately 20-30 years old.

Handmade by self help groups in Cambodia.

Dimensions: 23cm x 13cm x 3cm

 NB - the true colour is as the three first pictures, the navy blue rather than bright blue shade.

Collections: Ryokou collection

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