Koge Silk Brocade Leather Clasp Wallet
Koge Silk Brocade Leather Clasp Wallet Clasp
Koge Silk Brocade Leather Clasp Wallet
Koge Silk Brocade Leather Clasp Wallet Interior
Koge Silk Brocade Leather Clasp Wallet
Tatsumura Silk Weaving

Koge Silk Brocade Leather Clasp Wallet

Regular price$139.99 USD

Why We Love It

The design of the Koge Silk Brocade Leather Women's Wallet is based on the Koge Bachiru no Shaku, a ruler made of carved ivory and colored a deep crimson using a special technique originating in Tang Dynasty China. The original ruler is housed in a heritage repository at the Todaiji temple in Nara.

The sumptuous silk exterior of this wallet is called nishiki, which employs as many as ten weft threads of contrasting colors to showcase the intricately carved birds, beasts, and flower patterns. The silk is woven exclusively in Kyoto, the premier center of silk production in Japan, and is renowned for its particularly luxurious feel.

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: 41920ST
  • Free shipping worldwide!

          For more than 125 years, award-winning Kyoto-based Tatsumura Textile has been tasked with the restoration of priceless ancient Japanese and Chinese textiles as well as commissions from the Japanese Imperial Household.

          Driving the success of Tatsumura Textile is its mastery of Nishiki weaving. Nishiki, the art of woven light, is the pinnacle of silk weaving, originating in the old capital of Kyoto, and is far more complex than European brocades. It is a three-dimensional art form consisting of multiple woven layers, each with beautiful gradients of spectacular color, and gold and silver accents that vary in intensity depending on the angle and light.

          The founder of the distinguished Tatsumura Weaving Factory (present-day Tatsumura Textile) was Heizo Tatsumura, an advocate of “weaving art”. While he found early success in commercial weaving, his works were quickly infringed upon by competitors. Tatsumura, however, turned what was sure to be a disaster into an opportunity.

          In the first decades of the 20th century, he dedicated himself to collecting and studying fragments of textile designs and patterns that had come to Japan via the Silk Road over 1300 years ago. These included motifs from as far away as Sassanid Persia and Tang dynasty China. With this invaluable heritage, he created one-of-a kind textiles for kimono and obi and items for tea ceremony that were unrivalled in the industry.

          Tatsumura Textile’ silk brocades continue today to draw inspiration from their restoration work on tapestries from a number of notable historic buildings in Japan, including the Shosoin Repository (the treasure house of Todaiji Temple in Nara), as well as Horyuji Temple, the world’s largest wooden building.

          Heizo Tatsumura’s pioneering expertise and peerless originality have been handed down over three generations, allowing Tatsumura Textile to not only tap into the nation’s long history of intricate craftsmanship, but also address everyday problems with innovative and artistic solutions.

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          Shipping Times

          • USA, Canada, Europe, Middle East, and East Asia: Orders usually arrive within 3-5 days after shipment.
          • Australia, New Zealand, and India: Delivery is usually within a week, depending on local customs.
          • Japan: Orders typically arrive within 24 hours after shipment.
          • All other countries: Orders usually arrive within 4-5 days after shipment, depending on local customs.


          • Shipments from Japan may be subject to additional taxes and handling fees imposed by customs and mail carriers. Customers are responsible for these costs.
          • Customs and import rules vary by country, for example the USA usually doesn’t charge any extra fees, but the EU sometimes does. See here for information on selected countries.
          • If an order is returned due to refusal to pay local taxes or customs duties, the full two-way shipping costs will be deducted from any refund.
          • Shipments in the US may be subject to sales tax where mandated by federal and local authorities. Sales tax will be calculated at checkout.
          • Shipments within Japan are subject to consumption tax, which is included in the price.

          Shipping Locations

          • All our products come to you from Japan.
          • Especially for customers in the USA, we can now also ship some items from our location in California to ensure the fastest delivery!

          Track Your Order

          • Once your order has shipped, we will send you a confirmation email with a link to track your shipment.
          • Please note that it is the customer's responsibility to track shipments. If an order is returned due to non-collection, the full two-way shipping costs will be deducted from any refund.

          If you would like to return your order for whatever reason, we're here to help! We offer no hassle returns within 30 days of receiving your order.

          *Please note the following conditions to our return and exchange policy:

          • Items must be returned unused and folded in the original packaging.
          • Items must be returned to their original shipping location (this is usually in Tokyo).
          • Discounted items, or items purchased with store credit are not eligible for return or refund.
          • The original outward shipping cost (the full amount that we paid to the courier) will be deducted from the refund.
          • The customer is responsible for the return shipping cost.
          • For hygiene reasons, we cannot accept returns on earrings, futon mattresses and duvets, mattress/duvet covers, or tatami mats.

          How do I claim my free refund?

          Please contact us and we will confirm the shipping address for you to send the item.

          Please return the item folded in its original packaging and send your return by mail, marking “Returned Items” on the customs form. If you send your return by courier (DHL, FedEx, etc), or do not write “Returned Items” on the customs form, import duties may be levied which must be paid by the sender or subtracted from any refund.

          Once we receive the returned item and have confirmed its condition as unused and undamaged, we will issue a refund not including shipping costs or duties.

          Do I have to pay shipping costs?

          We offer a full refund of the product, not including the original outward shipping costs. You must bear the cost of return shipping.

          If you received the original order damaged, then we will also cover both the initial and the return shipping costs.

          Can I exchange for a different product?

          Yes! To exchange an unused and undamaged item, you can process the return as described above and reorder the new item through the website.

          Alternatively, when you notify us about a return, let us know which product you would like as a replacement, and we will hold it in stock for you until we receive the original return. Please note, there may be additional shipping costs.

          What if my item is damaged?

          Very occasionally items may be damaged in transport. In the unlikely event that you item arrives in a damaged condition:

          We ask that you contact us within 48 hours of receipt. This enables us to make a claim with the shipping company.

          Please keep hold of the damaged item and provide some photos of the damage.

          We will issue you with a full refund or replacement, including shipping costs.

          How long will my refund take?

          We will process the refund within 2 days of receiving the returned item.

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