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Our handy mini pouch, will keep a few essentials together, stylishly.
Can be paired with the larger Hidari Wristlet Pouch as a set.
A collection of popular Japanese design motifs adorn this fabric, including 'ume' blossom, and '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). Botan, peonies, are known as the King of Flowers in Japan where they represent longevity and steadfastness.
Ume, the Plum Blossom is a very popular symbol on fabrics. It is a favourite within the range of Japanese designs: it’s beauty and fragrance has been reflected in many poems. It is the first of the year to bloom, and therefore represents endurance.
Momiji, maple leaves symbolise autumn. Japanese traditionally admire and revere autumnal leaves just as they celebrate blossom in the spring.
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. Likewise, ‘Ryusuu’ the wavy lines, represent wandering streams.
Kikkou, repeating hexagonal pattern which represents longevity due to it’s resemblance to the long living tortoise. Shippou is the pattern of interlocking circles, which is never ending and represent gem stones.
The fabric is a silk, with 'seigaiha' patterns woven into the fabric giving with a textured finish. Many elements are highlighted in gold, giving some sparkle.
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: 18cm x15cm.