Ginkou Kimono Purse 3450S

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.

The kimono fabric design features some of the classic motifs used in kimono.  
Take, bamboo, known for it’s strength and flexibility.  Kiku, the Chrysanthemum is the Flower of The Imperial House and is often used as an icon of Japan itself (it is the emblem used on Japanese passports).  It represents rejuvenation and longevity. Fuji are the wisteria flowers, which signify love, support, sensitivity and tenderness.
Chuocho, butterflies have been a popular symbol since the Nara period, 710 to 794 AD.  They are signs of joy and longevity.

The fabric is a silk woven with a pattern of 'tsuyushiba ', a repeating pattern of crescent shaped motifs which symbolise Dew Drops on Grass. It means freshness and so is most commonly found on summer kimono.

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

 



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