Each one of these unique Kyomaï cuffs is up-cycled from a vintage Jacquard silk obi belt, sourced in Kyoto, and handcrafted in an haute couture atelier in Reims, France.
Every cuff tells its own story. This design features butterflies, and has black suede lining. The butterfly represents eternity - in fact, a Japanese belief is that the souls of the dead take the form of a butterfly to make their journey to the next life. Inspired by the metamorphosis of butterflies from caterpillars, they are also a symbol for girls entering womanhood and often feature in coming of age ceremonies. Butterflies are also associated with change and evolution because of their transformation.
Presented in a pouch to protect it when not worn, each cuff is delivered in a Paulownia wood case, traditionally used in Japan to store obi and kimono.
Measures 6cm diameter and 5cm long and weighs 60g. Case measures 10 x 10 x 7.5 cm.