Why We Love It
Based on an intricately carved antique lute in the Todaiji temple in Nara, the Tempyo Silk Brocade Travel Makeup Bag uses earthen tones to mimic the body and sounds of the pear-shaped wooden musical instrument.
Complementing the warm honey shades are designs of flowers with four and six petals woven in the style of tatenishiki brocade, a traditional pattern using natural color combinations. 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 cosmetics 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: 48921BR