Each one of these unique clutch bags is up-cycled from a vintage Jacquard silk obi belt, sourced in Kyoto, and handcrafted in an haute couture atelier in Reims, France. One of a limited edition collection of five numbered pieces, this design features a bold-brush style floral design, possibly Camellia or Cherry Blossom, with pink and lilac pink petals, and varicoloured green leaves on an ivory background, with ivory silk lining.
The Camellia, or ‘tsubaki’ symbolizes the divine and is often used in sacred and religious ceremonies. It also represents the coming of Spring. Cherry Blossom ‘sakura’ with its distinctive notched petals, blooms briefly and is very fragile. It symbolises rebirth, new beginnings, renewal (early Spring), beauty and the transience of life.
Every clutch comes with a removable gold chain, fastened inside the pouch, to enable it to be worn as a shoulder bag. There is also a pocket inside for mobile phone storage. This bag is delivered in a Paulownia wood case, traditionally used in Japan to store obi and kimono.Measures 3 x 26 x 16 cm – ideal for day or evening use.