75831-Handmade Clutch Bag from 1930s-50s Japanese Arai-Hari Kimono Fabrics
Silk Clutch - Handbag w/Flap-Snap Closure
Made from Our 1930s to 1950s Arai-Hari *
Japanese Ceremonial Kimono Silks
Length: 8.625(5/8) inches / 21.91 cm
Thickness: .25 inch / 6.35 mm
Snap: .5 inch / 12.7 mm diameter
Net Weight: 1.5 oz / 42.52g (unpacked)
Description: We used our very best old kimono silk fabrics to have Yokodana Kimono's owner's sister**in Japan hand-make this purse. We selected our highest-quality, most-beautiful traditional motifs for the outer purse fabric, derived from a furisode formal kimono made in the 1930s-1950s.
**Maker: Fumi Sakanashi, Yamaga-shi, Kumamoto, Japan, is a Nationally(Japan) Awarded Quilter and master-level seamstress.
This purse is made of dark fuschia-colored kimono silk for the outer purse and outer flap; the high quality burgundy-red silk itself is interwoven with subtle floral designs, while the colorful classic designs are of peonies, chrysanthemums, plum blossoms-on-branch, leaves, other flowers, and decorative cords; outer designs are on both sides; smooth to the touch with slight sheen; inside is new cotton, solid purple; there is a single snap positioned at center inside the flap.
The inside liner is modern new cotton, dark purple, with quilt backing fabric between the inner liners and the outer silk body of the purse. Colors of the flowers and cords: white, shades of light pink to dark fuschia, many shades of green, some bright blues, light colonial blues, and various shades of yellow.
Colors: Please use our text color descriptions to complement your sense of the purse, due to differences in contrast and color on different devices.
*Source of Fabrics, What is "Arai-Hari"?: We procure our vintage Japanese fabrics used in the making of this purse from a traditional Japanese kimono cleaner /reconstructor in Japan, a process called Arai-Hari -- see an excellent explanation of traditional Arai Hari by Japanese textiles expert John Marshall, by click-pushing HERE.