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Vintage Japanese Obi Silk Oversized Wallet / Travel Clutch | Paulownia Bishamon Pattern


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This Paulownia flower and bishamon kisslock clutch would make a wonderful holiday season gift to those with an appreciation for Japanese culture, geometric pattern and premium quality woven textile. 6 copies of this clutch is available from our Etsy shop. Made entirely of Japanese silk, this one-of-a-kind upcycled oversized wallet / travel clutch is made from the actual vintage Japanese obi photographed.


Base Fabric: vintage Japanese silk obi
Pattern: Bishamon geometric pattern in metallic gold and bright red orange
Lining: vintage Japanese silk in red orange or ivory
Hardware: 8-inch metal kiss lock frame + 15" metal chain, both in light rose tone
Extra: Comes with a matching gold and leather shoulder strap

Length: 9 inches across, mounted in a 8 inches kisslock frame
Height: 5 inches from top to bottom
Thick: 2.5 inches front to back

Inspired by this powerful symbol "bishamon" and the beauty of the geometric pattern, this obi clutch is to protect the modern warrior wearing her clutch on her journey to fighting the World’s fight in style and elegance. The Bishamon symbol depicts the body armor of a Japanese warrior god and it is a common symbol for protection.


The Japanese obi is a wide sash worn over the traditional Japanese kimono. We work with vintage and antique obi and often the sash we discover may no longer be deemed wearable as part of the traditional kimono attire. By giving the textile a new life and a new purpose, we hope to extend the appreciation and craftsmanship that were originally put in to make the woven textile. For our obi clutch collection, all materials from the entire obi is used. The ornate woven top side is used for the exterior of the clutch bag, while the silk lining of the obi (usually in solid color), is used in the lining of the clutch (subject to the status of the obi piece). Nothing goes to waste -- that is our motto in making these clutches.

Please note that although the materials are cut from the same obi, patterns and colors will be different for each clutches made. Each clutch bag will come with a numbered certificate and a beautiful eco friendly kraft paper box.


This item is a ready to ship item and may not be suitable for personalization.