Shirotsuru 01/01 ( Bird of Happiness )


One of a kind handbag.

Handcrafted Original, by Barbara Rhodes.

  • Made from antique Japanese silk wedding kimono brocade with gold threads
  • Black embroidered with butterflies silk duppioni lining
  • Zipper closure, with golden tassel pull
  • Brass feet
  • For size and more details see full description below….

1 in stock


This bag is part of The Asian Collection, a collection so named as the fabrics are all from Antique Japanese Silk Kimonos. This bag was made from an antique Wedding Kimono and is made of silk and metallic gold threads. The white crane is very important to all Asian cultures and signifies happiness, good fortune, and prosperity. This fabric is fortified with a strong interfacing to maintain its shape and give it strength. The lining is made from black silk duppioni embroidered with golden dragonflies and also interfaced with a lighter weight interfacing. There is one pocket inside with a zipper closure. On the front of the pocket is embroidered the name and number, it is ONE OF A KIND. The closure is by zipper that has a metallic gold tassel on the pull. Antique brass feet have been installed to the bottom. This is the largest of the compliment of bags I make, so far.

The bags dimensions are 11” (19 cm) wide x 3” (8 cm) deep & 10” (25 cm) high to bottom of handle.

Cleaning Instructions: As this is silk spot cleaning by a very good dry cleaner is suggested. While not in use the bag should have the acid free tissue stuffing replaced in it to keep its shape, and kept in the clear plastic bag to keep dust off it.

Shirotsuru sells for $ 425.00.


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