Ginkou Kimono Purse - Grey Flowers

MONIKO STORE

Our stylish and functional purse, hand made from vintage kimono: use as a travel accessory, as it can accommodate passports and boarding passes, or as a colourful day time clutch clutch to hold your essentials.  The gingko purse features 6 divided internal sections, plus one zipped section, and credit card slots to keep everything together.

Delicate floral patterns of grey Kiku, Ume, Momiji and Botan decorate the white kimono.  Brightened by a red 'bishi' diamond flash.  

Kiku, the Chrysanthemum is the Flower of The Imperial House and is often used as an icon of Japan itself (it is the emblem used on Japanese passports).  It represents rejuvenation and longevity.  Momiji, maple leaves symbolise autumn. Japanese traditionally admire and revere autumnal leaves just as they celebrate blossom in the spring.  Momijigari is a celebration of autumn leaves, started by the aristocracy during the Heian era 794-1185 AD.  Ume, plum blossom is one of the favourite symbols of the Japanese kimono design:  it’s beauty and fragrance has been reflected in many poems.   It is the first of the year to bloom, and therefore represents endurance.   It became a symbol of good fortune, as is used for New Year decorations.  Botan, peonies are known as the King of Flowers in Japan. They represent longevity and steadfastness.

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: 23cm x 13cm x 3cm

 


Collections: Ryokou collection


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