Hibi Kimono Purse - 3047F


Our stylish and functional purse, hand made from vintage kimono. It has 4 inside pockets/sections, plus a zippered coin sections and 5 card slots in the main part. The bottom area opens out to give 4 more card slots and another pocket/section.

A delightful and delicate pattern of Ume and Botan 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.  The Botan, peony, is known as the King of Flowers in Japan. The 'Fuji' wisteria, has been a popular motif for around 1000 years. In the Japanese tale of the Wisteria Maiden, the character is both graceful and tender.  It signifies love, support, sensitivity and tenderness.

Amongst the blooms are 'sensu' fans, used in traditional dance performances.

The pattern is also printed on a rinzu silk kimono: a kind of damask silk which has motifs woven into it’s surface, for extra lustre and texture. Some elements are highlighted in gold.

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: 20cm x 10cm x 2cm closed.
Opens to 20cm x 28cm x 2cm.


Collections: Ryokou collection

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