Our handy pouch, to keep a few essentials together, stylishly.
Can be paired with the smaller Migi Wristlet Pouch as a set.
A delightful and delicate pattern of Ume, Ayame, Momiji and Matsu 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. Likewise, Matsu, the pine tree, known for it’s strength as the Samurai revered this plant as they considered the pointed pine needles a symbol of protection. Momiji, maple leaves symbolise autumn. Japanese traditionally admire and revere autumnal leaves just as they celebrate blossom in the spring. Momijigari is a celebration of autumn leaves, started by the aristocracy during the Heian era 794-1185 AD.
Backing the blooms are 'sensu' fans, used in traditional dance performances, and ‘kasumi’ which is a symbol of clouds or mist meaning high status.
The design also features patterns of 'tsuyushiba ', a repeating pattern of crescent shaped motifs which symbolise Dew Drops on Grass. It means freshness and so is most commonly found on summer kimono.
Gold painted details highlight elements in this kimono, adding an extra dimension.
This vintage kimono was sourced from the Osaka area of Japan. It is approximately 30 years old.
Handmade by self help groups in Cambodia.
Dimensions: 24cm x17cm.
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