Kuukou Folding Wristlet Clutch 2787Q


Our best selling clutch, hand made from vintage kimono: use as a stylish travel accessory, as it can accommodate a few passports, or a functional 'throw in and go' folding clutch to hold a few essentials on a night out.

A pretty collection of popular Japanese motifs cover this kimono fabric. You can see Botan, Kiku, Ume, and Sensu.

Botan, peonies, are known as the King of Flowers in Japan. They represent longevity and steadfastness.  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.

Sensu are fans, used in traditional performances.

 The base cream silk fabric is woven with 'tsuyushiba', crescent shaped motif that symbolises dew drops on grass, which gives the fabric additional texture.  It means freshness and so is most commonly found on summer kimono.

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: 24cm x 13cm


Collections: Ryokou collection

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