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 in the 8th century. 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 organized interior contains a bills-and-receipts compartment, 4 card slots, and a secure zipped pocket to store loose change, carefully designed to maximize space while retaining a slim proportion.
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.
- Bills pocket, zipped coin pocket, 4 card slots.
- Shipped in Tatsumura Textile gift box.
- Size: 3½” x 7¼” (9cm x 18.5cm).
- Product code: 41927ST
- Free shipping worldwide!