Kawa Obi Sling 1294E


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

The design on the obi features Kikkou and Kiri.  Kikkou, is also known as the  fortune hexagon because this pattern resembles a tortoise shell, so it is a very common symbol of long life.  Kiri, the Paulownia plant, is often also called the Princess Tree. It was traditional to plant a tree when a baby girl was born, and to make a dresser from the tree for
her wedding gift. It is also the emblem of the Prime Minister's office and cabinet. Women involved in government will wear this symbol on official duties.

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:  23.5cm high x 27cm wide


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