Ginkou Kimono Purse - 3272G


Our stylish and functional purse, hand made from vintage kimono: use as a travel accessory, as it can accommodate passports and boarding passes, or as a colourful day time clutch clutch to hold your essentials.  The gingko purse features 6 divided internal sections, plus one zipped section, and credit card slots to keep everything together.

A delightful and delicate pattern of Ume, Ayame, 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. Ayame, the Iris flower is widely admired in Japan. It is a sign of strength and the sword shaped leaves are symbols of warriors in the past.
In a tenth century poem “Tales of Ise.” An aristocratic poet, set out on a long journey and when he reached a place where he saw irises in full bloom in a marsh crisscrossed with bridges, the sight filled him with such longing for his wife in Kyoto and he wrote a poem about the flowers that became famous,   The Botan, peony, is known as the King of Flowers in Japan.

The pattern is printed on a rinzu silk kimono: a kind of damask silk which has Nami, wave, 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: 23cm x 13cm x 3cm


Collections: Ryokou collection

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