Obi Clutch - Mandarin Choucho


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

Bright Choucho (butterflies) that adorn this bright orange obi, can be seen on many forms of Japanese design. They have been a popular symbol symbol since the Nara period 710 to 794AD.  They are symbols of joy and longevity.  woven into the background of the silk are Kiku, the 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 also longevity.

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

Handmade by self help groups in Cambodia.

Dimensions: 30cm x 18cm


Collections: Obi Clutches

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