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 fan of peacock feathers on an orange background with orange silk lining.
The peacock is an auspicious bird, being associated with the Buddhist goddess of mercy, compassion and kind heartedness, Kannon - a Bodhisattva (someone who delays their own enlightenment to stay on earth and help those suffering). The peacock is a also symbol of good health and is said to be able to counteract poison, as well as symbolising the beauty and integrity of showing our true colours.
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.