75835: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 black colored kimono silk for the outer purse and outer flap; the high-quality silk itself is interwoven throughout with classic geometric temple maze patterns, but this is only slightly visible in a few of the background solid areas; Design is stylized and typical classic rendering of pine trees/branches, along with blossoms randomly placed on both sides; in addition, note the shibori-dots patterns in cloud formations; on the outer side of the purse there are tan and brown (hint of gold) color clouds; Other colors used are pastel pale yellows, tans, medium-light blue, rust-red, gray, and creamy white; 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.