Hibi Kimono Purse 3807J

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 collection of popular Japanese design motifs adorn this fabric, including 'ume', ‘kiku’ and momiji.   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.  Ume, the Plum Blossom is a very popular symbol on fabrics. It is a favourite within the range of Japanese designs: it’s beauty and fragrance has been reflected in many poems. It is the first of the year to bloom, and therefore represents endurance. It became a symbol of good fortune, as is used for New Year decorations.  Momiji, maple leaves symbolise autumn. Japanese traditionally admire and revere autumnal leaves just as they celebrate blossom in the spring.

The pattern of square ‘dots’ represents shibori, the Japanese miniature tie-dye technique.

The pattern is printed on a rinzu silk, a damask silk woven with a mottled pattern to give extra texture to the kimono fabric.  The design is further enhanced by gold printed areas.

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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