Obi Clutch - Ivory Kiku in Seigaiha

MONIKO STORE

Our signature clutch, hand made from vintage 'obi': the sash worn with kimono at formal occasions.

Yellow, olive green, red and silver white Kiku are revealed inside the Seigaiha pattern: all within golden Sensu. 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.  Seigaiha is often 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.  Sensu are a type of fan are used during traditional Japanese dance performances.

This vintage Fukuro Obi was sourced from the Osaka area of Japan.  It is approximately 30 to 40 years old, and in excellent condition.

Handmade by self help groups in Cambodia.

Dimensions: 30cm x 18cm

 


Collections: Obi Clutches


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