Ginkou Kimono Purse - 3525M


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.

This silky smooth fabric is adorned with the classic repeating patterns featuring Ume, Sensu and Sayagata.

Ume (plum) is the first blossom of the year to bloom, so is known for it’s endurance, and is a symbol of good fortune for the New Year.  Closed ‘sensu’ fans, are used in traditional dance performances.   Sayagata is the repeating pattern of the Buddhist swastika symbol: comprising of left- and right-facing swastikas joined by lines. 
These patterns, called edo komonfuji or sakekomon are patterns made from repeated dots, and can be any pattern. Samekomon means ‘Shark fine pattern’: the dots of the pattern resembling sharkskin.

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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