75837:Handmade Clutch Bag from 1930s-1950s Japanese Arai-Hari Kimono Fabrics

HandMade in Japan Clutch Bags, vintage kimono silks

Silk Clutch - Handbag w/Flap-Snap Closure
Made from Our 1930s to 1950s Arai-Hari *
Japanese Ceremonial Kimono Silks

Handmade One-of-a-Kind

Summer Matsuri  Festival Theme
(For wear with Summer Yukata)


Width: 6 inches / 15.24 cm

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)

Catalog# 7583-7-GREEN-MUMS-EMBRD

US$35.00 plus shipping

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 moss-green background colored kimono silk for the outer purse and outer flap; the high-quality silk itself is interwoven throughout with classic geometric shapes with flowers, and bamboo stalks with leaves; the interwoven designs are more visible in the background solid areas; Design is minimalist, stylized and typical classic chrysanthemums, with one being embroidered at its center, as well as embroidered accents in the pinwheel; design colors: from pale pastel creams, peach, and whites, to pale pastel olive green, light aqua-blue, colonial blue-gray; 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. 

The pinwheel, and the 2 round objects (summer festival fans or balloons?) render this evocative of a summer matsuri festival, to be used with a summer yukata. On the outer side, note the 2  round shapes, one with a rabbit; these shapes might be the rounded fans sold at summer festivals, often with simple brushwork on them;

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

Condition: Excellent. Great as a gift item, only one of a kind of this color and design of fabrics.

$ 35.00

75837:Handmade Clutch Bag from 1930s-1950s Japanese Arai-Hari Kimono Fabrics