75836:Handmade Clutch Bag from 1930s-1950s 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 darker burgundy-red background colored kimono silk for the outer purse and outer flap; the high-quality silk itself is interwoven throughout with classic small (1 inch/30.48cm tall) diamond-shapes grid with flowers on silver-white orb shapes, also blossoms on branches; but the interwoven designs are more visible in the background solid areas; Design is stylized and typical classic flowers (Iris, chrysanthemums, peonies, others); colors: from pale pastel pink to dark fuschia flowers, blossom leaves are mixed dark to medium-tone greens, and colonial blue and mustard accents here and there; Note that the outer designs are on both sides and under the flap; inside liner is new cotton, solid dark purple; there is a single snap positioned at the 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: 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.