Kuukuo Folding Wristlet Clutch - 3476F

MONIKO STORE

Our best selling clutch, hand made from vintage kimono: use as a stylish travel accessory, as it can accommodate a few passports, or a functional 'throw in and go' folding clutch to hold a few essentials on a night out. 

A collection of popular Japanese design motifs adorn this fabric, including 'sakura ' blossom, 'kiku'and 'botan', flowers. Kiku, the 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.  Botan, the peony is called 'king of flowers' in Japan.  

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.  As the Sakura design is so loved, it is used on kimono worn throughout the year, not just springtime.

The fabric is a silk woven with a pattern of 'tsuyushiba ', a repeating pattern of crescent shaped motifs which symbolise Dew Drops on Grass. It means freshness and so is most commonly found on summer kimono. 

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: 24cm x 13cm


Collections: Ryokou collection


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