Vintage Obi-Made Cream and Gold Silk-Lined Handbag


This bag was made out of a vintage Nagoya Obi.
The body is cream, shot through with gold threading.
The strap is a double layer of obi fabric.
This bag is lined with aubergine (dark purple-brown) herringbone printed silk from an Araihari.

An Araihari is a kimono that has been taken apart and basted into the original bolt form of the fabric for washing. The fabric is in fantastic condition for it’s age (Showa Era, 1920s), and it’s a beautiful silk.

There are no interior pockets in this bag.

Since this bag was made from a vintage stiffened obi, it does not fold well. It will crease and will not uncrease, no matter how much steam is used. As such, I DO NOT reccommend washing this bag. If it gets dirty or a spot on it, spot cleaning is ok, but DO NOT toss this bag in the washer/dryer, and please do not have it dry cleaned.

measures ::
12″ tapering to 9.5″x2″x5″ tall without handles
with handles, 10″ tall.

This is a completely One of a Kind bag; there will never be another.
This bag is shipped well-padded in a flat-rate priority mail box.

In stock

Additional information

Weight 12 oz
Dimensions 12 × 2 × 10 in