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 pagoda-style golden temple amidst a landscape of pine trees in golds, white and grey-blues with a mustard silk lining.
The pine tree ‘matsu’ signifies longevity, steadfastness, and wisdom in old age. It is associated with New Year and Winter. Kinkaku-ji, officially named Rokuon-ji, is a Zen Buddhist temple in Kyoto.
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.