Kawa Obi Sling 2494E


Our casual, swing clutch, with adjustable leather strap and leather tassel.    One side is silver sheep leather, and other is vintage 'obi': the sash worn with kimono at formal occasions.  

The design on the obi is traditional Noshi strips: strips of tied abalone, used to be given to fisherman as a talisman when venturing out to sea.  Today ribbons are used to make these good luck charms, and are tied to gifts and given to all.

The black silk background, is woven with silver, white a pale blue details in Nishijin techinique.

This vintage Fukuro Obi was sourced from the Osaka area of Japan.  It is approximately 30 years old, and in excellent condition.

Handmade by a self help group in Bali.

Dimensions:  24cm high x 27.5cm wide


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