Hibi Kimono Purse 3048F


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.

Kikkou pattern, also known as Fortune Hexagon, because this pattern resembles a tortoise shell, the kikkou is a very common symbol of long life. Tsubaki, the Camellia flower was historically part of the Japanese wedding tea ceremony, symbolising life and promise. They are notorious for flowering in November and December. 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. 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. Take, bamboo is known for it's strength, therefore the motif signifies strength of character. Bamboo leaves, are used at festival times to ward off evil spirits. Momiji, maple leaves symbolise autumn. Japanese traditionally admire and revere autumnal leaves just as they celebrate blossom in the spring. Fuji, the Wisteria plant was first celebrated by Japanese aristocrats in the late Heian era 794-1185AD. In the Japanese tale of the Wisteria Maiden, the character is both graceful and tender. It signifies love, support, sensitivity and tenderness.  Ryuusu, wandering streams feature, as well as Nami, waves.

This vintage kimono was sourced from Kyoto in Japan.  It is a chirimen silk fabric. 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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