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This beautiful vintage hand crafted small purse or case for storing a personal seal or 'inkan' is made of prized HImeji white leather.

Himeji leather is lightweight, yet durable and flexible, and was originally used as a material for armor and harness during the Samurai Period. In more recent times craftsmen have produced stationery, purses, wallets and other everyday objects. The whiteness of the leather has served as a canvas for artisans, giving them freedom to embellish the leather with many colors and patterns. Here you can see an excellent example of this artistry. The number of craftsmen making this kind of work is on the decline, and this is an excellent opportunity to buy a genuine high quality hand crafted Himeji leather item.

The inkan case is in excellent condition, and has probably never been used.

DIMENSIONS
Width 9 x Height 5.2 cm
21 grams
58 grams boxed weight

TIP: you can add a vintage Japanese hand fan to your order for only $7.50, with no extra shipping charge. Have a look at the selection in the 'Hand fans' section of this shop.
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SHIPPING: via Japan Post airmail. This usually takes 7-10 days to most destinations. If you require faster delivery, please contact me for an express delivery rate.

Vintage Japanese Himeji white leather case for a personal seal ('inkan')

Overview

  • Vintage item
  • Materials: leather, white leather, himeji white leather
  • Ships worldwide from Kobe, Japan
  • Feedback: 2146 reviews
  • Favorited by: 4 people