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Inden Purse

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Item No: IND-4401-SILK-ROAD

  • Dimensions: (approximately) 8 1/2" x 5 " x 2" - 22 x 13 x 5 cm
  • Material: Urushi lacquered deer leather
  • Stitching: Red thread
  • Colors: Black lacquer on red leather
  • Internal side pocket 6 1/2" x 3 1/2" - 17 x 9 cm
  • Includes detachable shoulder strap with two round swivel bolt snaps
  • Made in Japan
Inden is the Japanese craft of lacquering tanned deer leather with artistic patterns. Hundreds of years ago Samurai used Inden as part of their armor because of its strength and durability. The production of Inden for use in samurai armor was born in Koshu, and remains there to this day.

This hanakarakusa (flower arabesque) pattern originated in Europe and made its way to Japan via the Silk Road.

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