Hibi Kimono Purse 3272B

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.

A delightful and delicate pattern of Ume, Ayame, and Botan cover this silk kimono. Ume, plum blossom is a favourite within Japan, it’s beauty and fragrance being reflected across art forms.  it is the first blossom of the year to bloom, and represents endurance and good fortune. Ayame, the Iris flower is widely admired in Japan. It is a sign of strength and the sword shaped leaves are symbols of warriors in the past.
In a tenth century poem “Tales of Ise.” An aristocratic poet, set out on a long journey and when he reached a place where he saw irises in full bloom in a marsh crisscrossed with bridges, the sight filled him with such longing for his wife in Kyoto and he wrote a poem about the flowers that became famous,   The Botan, peony, is known as the King of Flowers in Japan.

The pattern is printed on a rinzu silk kimono: a kind of damask silk which has Nami, wave, motifs woven into it’s surface, for extra lustre and texture.  Some elements are highlighted in gold.

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.

 

 



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