Adorable Japanese Maneki Neko Lucky Cat floral design coin purse with three dimensional cat motif
Fortune cat (招き猫 Maneki Neko in Japanese) is often translated as "Beckoning Cat". It is
believed to bring good luck to its owner. Maneki Neko beckons for many different things, including good fortune, money, long life, health, & even love. Besides "Beckoning Cat", it may also be called "Lucky Cat", "Good Fortune Cat", "Money Cat", "Happiness Cat", etc.
The symbolism behind the colors: there are quite a few color variations and they each have a special meaning, for example black cat as this one invites good health and is associated with career & with business. This Maneki Neko is holding red Daruma. Daruma may be used to make wishes come true. He's purchased with two blank eyes. When the wisher makes his wish, he can fill one eye. When the wish is granted, the wisher thanks Daruma by filling in his other eye.
This purse also has a little bell attached, so it is easier for you to find it in your bag or protect you from losing it.
Size: Width 8 cm, height 7 cm, thickness 3 cm
Material: pattern fabric part: 100% rayon, décor 100% silk, lining 100% nylon, metal. Very popular in Japan. Absolutely lovely item - it would make a unique gift.
Please note: Details and colors of the images might be slightly different from the actual product. As it is hand made, small imperfections are common in the work in this quality range.