Kawa Obi Sling 3617E


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

Bold gold Kiku, chrysanthemum, the Flower of the Imperial House, adorn this obi.  This motif is often used as icon of Japan itself (it is the emblem on Japanese passports) and represents rejuvenation and longevity.  The maroon silk background, contains subtle details woven in Nishijin technique.

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

Handmade by self help groups in Bali.

Dimensions:  23.5cm high x 26.5cm wide.


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