Why We Love It
The design of the Shishikari Silk Brocade Leather Wallet is a faithful recreation of a Japanese National Treasure brocade from the 7th century. The distinctive motif is extremely rare, featuring a king of the Sassanian Dynasty of Persia, mounted on his horse, before a roaring lion. This silk brocade highlights the far-reaching impact of the ancient Silk Road, and the unparalleled craftsmanship of Kyoto’s master artisans. The original brocade is preserved in a heritage repository at the Horyuji 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 intricate warp printing brocade. The silk is woven exclusively in Kyoto, the premier center of silk production in Japan, and is renowned for its particularly luxurious feel.
This practical leather 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: 41927PS
- Free shipping worldwide!