Japan Marche Staff Blog: Obi Tote Bag
Title: Even though the color is bright
“precisely describes cranes are vividly, and congratulating the person who has this bag”
You may have a dress succeeded from your mother or suit from your father. They are in late fashion and therefore not wearable as they are. You do not want to just throw them away, because, the textile is very high quality, and more than that, they are memories of family.
In Japan, kimono takes part of such clothes. Some kimonos like tsumugi which tend to be handed down to younger generation because of their calm, simple patterns can be used without remaking. However, some kimono like hand-written yuzen with special patterns is often difficult to wear because of the beautiful picture itself, when it does not suit your favor.
Or, sometimes the kimono has stains or holes. It is a kind of a destiny of good quality clothes; without proper, very careful storage, they are just a delicious food for worms. If you find such a hole or stain, probably you will have to decide to remake it.
We do not know the material of this bag experienced what kind of story, outside that the clothe part was originally an obi, a wide sash for kimono for a woman, who probably loved the quality and nobleness of the color and the representative pattern, crane.
Crane is a very traditional design representing classical elegance and nobility. In the sophisticated red stripe on the white background, precisely describes cranes are vividly, and congratulating the person who has this bag. The detailed gold decorations in the white part and flowery wheel-like patterns are also something astounding.
The vivid color of the hand and bottom is covering cow skin. Overall, this bag is not just beautiful, but has a philosophy and quality.