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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 common Japanese repeating patterns.
Seigaiha, called by it’s nick name ‘Fish Scales’ this ‘Blue Wave’ is used on all forms of Japanese design. The repetitive pattern of waves was used on Chinese maps to depict the sea. It was made popular by the artist Seikai Kanshichi. It symbolises the desires for peaceful living, like continual tranquil waves
Kikkou, repeating hexagonal pattern which represents longevity due to it’s resemblance to the long living tortoise. Three hexagaons join together to make ‘Bishamon’.
Sayagata, the pattern of repeating swastikas, is a Buddhist symbol of strength, good fortune, and the concept of eternity. The geometric balance and repetition of the sayagata pattern signifies the inseparability of the one and the many, continuity and multiplicity.
The fabric is a silk, with 'tsuyushiba' patterns woven into the fabric giving with a textured finish. These crescent shaped motifs 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