Why We Love It
This Silk Brocade Travel Makeup Bag features the faithful restoration of an ancient Japanese textile from the 8th century. The highly regarded original fabric is kept in a heritage repository at the Todaiji temple in Nara.
The sumptuous silk exterior of this cosmetics bag is called nishiki, which employs as many as ten weft threads of different colors to achieve the arabesque tapestry with elaborate mandarin duck design. 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 makeup bag is a metal-framed pouch with ball closure clasps and hinges that open wide to easily store or retrieve cosmetics or personal effects when on the go. The lining of this makeup bag is a sleek water-resistant rayon fabric that prevents discoloration and stains. It is a valued gift for the style-conscious traveler, or a sumptuous treat for yourself!
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.
- Travel cosmetic bag with nishiki silk brocade exterior.
- Made in Japan.
- 100% silk exterior; rayon lining.
- Metal clasp.
- Shipped in Tatsumura Textile gift box.
- Size: 5” x 3½” x 3½” (12.5cm x 8.5cm x 8.5cm).
- Product code: 48921RD