Why We Love It
The Enmon wallet features two of the four ancient Chinese mythological creatures. Suzaku, the Vermillion Bird, is the guardian of the South and represents summer and the element of fire. Its companion in this tapestry, Byakko, the White Tiger, is the guardian of the West and represents autumn and the element of metal.
Housed originally in Horyuji Temple in Nara, the original Enmon brocade tells the tale of two guardians from the Sassanid Dynasty of Persia, which made its way into the mythology of ancient China. The sumptuous silk exterior of this wallet is called nishiki, which employs as many as ten weft threads of different colors to showcase this restored and revitalized design, including green, black, and white accents against a crimson background.
This handcrafted practical women’s wallet is lined with high-quality leather. The coin pocket is protected by a gold ball-clasp and frame. It is large and secure enough to hold keys and jewelry, and is accessible without opening the billfold pocket. In addition, 4 safely fastened card slots help to keep your belongings organized while retaining a slim profile.
Founded in 1894, the award-winning Tatsumura Textile is Kyoto’s esteemed leader in world-class silk brocades. Their enduring efforts in preserving and revitalizing ancient Japanese textiles have made them one of the most respected companies in the field, with commissions from the Japanese Imperial Household and Christian Dior.
- Leather wallet with nishiki silk brocade exterior.
- Made in Japan.
- 100% silk exterior; leather lining.
- Billfold pocket, separate coin pocket with metal clasp, 4 card slots.
- Shipped in Tatsumura Textile gift box.
- Size: 4¼” x 4” (11cm x 10cm).
- Product code: 41920RE
- Free shipping worldwide!