Vintage Japanese Obi Silk Oversized Wallet / Travel Clutch | Pine on Vermillion Red
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This Japanese pine tree kisslock clutch would make a wonderful holiday season gift to those with an appreciation for Japanese culture, geometric pattern and premium quality woven textile. Limited copies of this clutch is available due to the vintage condition of the raw materials. 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: Japanese Pine tree
- Lining: Silk in red orange (while stock lasts) 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 in brown
- Length: 9 inches across, mounted in a 8 inches kisslock frame
- Height: 5 inches from top to bottom
- Thickness: 2.5 inches front to back
Pine (Matsu) is a Japanese homophone for "wait", it is a common symbol that creates anticipation for the winter season. Pine also depicts fidelity as fallen pine needles are always in a pair.
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.