Fukuro Obi Clutch -3097D


Our signature clutch, hand made from vintage 'obi': the sash worn with kimono at formal occasions.

 An elegant, and unusual design is embroidered on the black silk.  Take or Sasa, the bamboo plant, known for it's strength, therefore the motif signifies strength of character.

Within the leaves of the ‘take’ you will find ‘kikkou’ the hexagonal pattern. It resembles the tortoiseshell and is, thus, associated with longevity.  

In other leaves you will find ‘kiku’ and ‘kiri’.  The Kiku, chrysanthemum, is the Flower of the Imperial House and and often used icon of Japan itself and represents rejuvenation and longevity. Kiri, is the Paulownia plant, 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 40 years old, and in excellent condition.

Handmade by self help groups in Cambodia.

Dimensions: 31cm x 21cm


Collections: Obi Clutches

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