Hibi Kimono Purse 2839G


Our stylish and functional purse, hand made from vintage kimono. It has 4 inside pockets/sections, plus a zippered coin sections and 5 card slots in the main part. The bottom area opens out to give 4 more card slots and another pocket/section.

A collection of popular Japanese design motifs adorn this fabric, including 'ume' blossom, and 'kiku', 'botan', 'tsubaki' and 'kikyo' flowers.   Kiku, the 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.  Botany, the peony is called 'king of flowers' in Japan, and the 'tsubaki' camellia was historically part of the Japanese wedding tea ceremony, symbolising life and promise.  Kikyo flower means pentagram, as it has five petals. It is an important symbol in Taoism as each petal represents an element: wood, fire, earth, metal and water. It is a common ‘mon’ family crest.

The pattern is printed on a rinzu silk, a damask silk woven with a 'bishi' diamond pattern to give extra texture to the kimono fabric.

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: 20cm x 10cm x 2cm closed.
Opens to 20cm x 28cm x 2cm.



Collections: Ryokou collection

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