Kawa Clutch - Golden Ume


Our signature clutch, with a modern twist.  Incorporating gold leather on one side and, on the other, vintage 'obi': the sash worn with kimono at formal occasions.

The ever popular 'ume' blossom, covers this fabric, in shades of red, gold, orange and silver threads. .  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.  It became a symbol of good fortune, as is used for New Year decorations.

This vintage Obi was sourced from the Osaka area of Japan.  It is approximately 20 to 30 years old, and in excellent condition.

Handmade by self help groups in Cambodia.

Dimensions: 29cm x 23cm


Collections: Obi Clutches

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