OBI Shoulder Clutch

Obi Clutch [1380] Obi Clutch Bag / Shoulder Bag / Hexagon & Flower Pattern

No.1380

¥48,000(Inc. Tax)

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Dimensions h12 × w29 × d9cm
Weight Main bag 128g  Chain 50g

A one of a kind bag with no two bags the same!! It has a chain making it useful for keeping both your hands free.
The bag has a wide base of 9cm. This wide base give the bag incredible storage!!
It is very light, making it convenient and useful. It can fit long purses, smart phones and all of your valuables.

The front of the bag is made from an obi material used for long-sleeved kimonos which have been luxuriously hand embroidered with gold thread and multi coloured threads.
The lining of the bag is hand sewn with orange cotton and it has 3 red coloured pockets. One on each side and a further pocket.
The chain on the handle is removable for extra convenience.

Material
The material used on the front of the bag is from a vintage silk obi.
All other material is brand new.
The lining of the bag is hand embroidered in cotton.
A thick (No. 45) fastener has been used.
The chain is 62 cm long and is attached to the last swivel of the strap.
There is a swivel strap, attached at both ends which is removable.

Additional information: What is gkikko monh (tortoise shell crest/Hexagon Pattern)?
It originates from the year 794 and came from a design of a hexangular figure Luo pattern from the Heian era and adding a tortoise-shell pattern to clothes and furniture. A tortoise is admired in Japan and is a symbol for long life. By using a carapace of a turtle for the pattern and crest, it has the meaning of being lucky as the tortoise has geometry and there is balance from the hexagon, which is a symbol for long life in Japan.

Additional information: What is the origin of the "Furisode" (long-sleeved kimono)?
A Furisode is a long-sleeved kimono and is the most striking type of formal Japanese traditional dress that can be worn at festivals and other formal scenes of unmarried women. The Furisode is a kimono that has the characteristics of particularly long sleeves.
Currently in Japan, a Furisode is usually worn by a 20 year old at her "coming of age" ceremony together with at the banquet of their wedding ceremony.
It was not until the Edo era (1586 – 1911) that this type of kimono first appeared. During the first half of the Edo era, the sleeves of the formal Japanese dresses that women wore became gradually longer. During the Genroku era (1688 – 1703) the length of the sleeve was around 55 to 95cm long, but by the end of the Edo era (until 1867) the sleeves grew in length to the region of 95 to 122cm. Then since the Meiji era (1852 to present), the Furisode has evolved to be become a gorgeous formal Japanese dress for unmarried women.

OBI Shoulder Clutch

Obi Clutch [1380] Obi Clutch Bag / Shoulder Bag / Hexagon & Flower Pattern

No.1380

¥48,000(Inc. Tax)

SOLD OUT

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