Product Line Descriptions

The general parameters below address sizes and construction for the primary bag categories.

OBI BAGS: Antique and vintage Japanese obi sashes become stunning bags for day or evening. Closures include a broad array of Asian frogs, vintage to antique buttons, metal clasps, some with tassels, and semi-precious stone pendants. This most popular design is fully padded, lined in satin, approximately 6 inches wide by 9 1/2 inches long, consisting of two internal compartments, and is worn from the shoulder on a 50 inch cord in a harmonizing color.  The Clutch style Obi Bag is now retrofitted with a 50 inch shoulder cord; size remains 10 inches wide by 8 inches long with two inner compartments and an extra pocket all lined in satin.


Obi Bag No. 788:  Purple silk with vintage black glass collectible button.

 

PAN-ASIAN BAGS:  Now produced exclusively from vintage Japanese Obi or kimono fabrics, this bag style has been modified from the former 6 X 6 inch format to a longer length of 8 inches (width remains 6 inches).  Two inner compartments are lined in satin and are now padded, with the back compartment having an extra pocket.  Vintage to antique buttons are the closures, with a 50 inch shoulder cord in a harmonizing color.

 

 

New modified Pan Asian from vintage silk Fukuro Obi.

 

POCHE: Poche means “pocket” in French.  These little receptacles are made of the tag ends of silk Obi sashes.  One inner compartment, fully padded, is lined in satin; the button closures are always vintage.  Their approximate size is 4 1/2 wide by 3 1/2 high.  Poches are very handy for holding business cards, credit cards and driver’s license, a gift of cash or a gift card, and as a keepsake presentation for a piece of jewelry.

Poche with clear glass button overlaid in gold.

 

OBI TOTE:  Obi totes are made from both sides of Fukuro and Nagoya Obis, but also from the inner cores of Japanese Obi sashes.  This product line is now discontinued.  The only ones remaining are shown on the website until they sell out. 

Obi Tote No. 117 combining vintage silk kimono and obi fabrics.