Hibi Kimono Purse - 3401C


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 Sakura, Ayame, Kiku and Kikyo cover this silk kimono.  Sakura, the Cherry Blossom is one of the first of the year to bloom, and blooms for a
relatively long time. It holds a special place in hearts of the Japanese: signifying new beginnings. These blossoms also represent the purity of life and patriotism. 
 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.  

Kiku, 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. Kikyo, the Bellflower has five petals, and is an important symbol in Taoism as each petal represents an element: wood, fire, earth, metal and water. It is a common ‘mon’ family crest.

The pattern is printed on a chirimen silk kimono: a fabric with a slightly rough texture.

This vintage kimono was sourced from Kyoto in 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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