Hibi Kimono Purse 2879H

MONIKO STORE

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.

This silk fabric design features many of the favourite traditional design motifs. Sensu/ Uchiwa. fans, are used in traditional dance performances, these symbols stand for personal development and prosperity.  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. Momiji, maple leaves symbolise autumn. Japanese traditionally admire and revere autumnal leaves just as they celebrate blossom in the spring. Sakura, the Cherry Blossom is one of the first of the year to bloom, and blooms for a relatively long time. It holds a special place in hearts of the Japanese: signifying new beginnings. Matsu, the Pine Tree is believed to live for 100 years. It is a hardy plant that symbolises strength and long life. Samurai often planted these trees: it was believed that the long needle-like leaves, Matsuba, protected them from demons. Noshi, strips of tied Abalone, used to be given to fisherman as a talisman when venturing out to see. Today ribbons are used to make these good luck charms for anyone.

The blue square pattern is a representation of shibori, the miniature tie dye technique established in Japan.

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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