Japanese Obi Clutch | Stylized Pine Tree in Gold and Silver
Made with vintage Japanese obi, this is the perfect clutch for someone with a appreciation for Japanese culture, geometric pattern and premium quality woven textile. The Pine tree symbol is often seen in wedding and anniversary kimono wear. In nature, pine tree needles fall in a pair, therefore, the pine symbolizes a blessing to the two people being together regardless of what happens.
Base Fabric: vintage Japanese silk obi
Pattern: Stylized pine tree symbol in silver and gold
Lining: Silk in vermillion red
Hardware: 8-inch metal kiss lock frame + 15" metal chain, both in gold tone
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 MOTHER NATURE:
The beauty of the elements, flora, fauna and the four seasons woven on Japanese silk will inspire the City Dweller to discover the hidden stories told by Mother Nature Herself.
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 in a cotton dust bag and a beautiful eco friendly kraft paper box.
This item is a ready to ship item and may not be suitable for personalization. Please contact us if you would like to customize this item.