Friday, December 15, 2017

Maneki-neko Pouch

The Maneki-neko (beckoning cat) is a common Japanese lucky charm.  The figurine depicts a cat beckoning with an upright paw, although to westerners it appears to be waving.  In Japan, you gesture come here with palm (or paw) down.  




I made this little phone pouch as a gift.  It has tombo (dragonfly) lining fabric. I hope it is lucky for the recipient.






13 comments:

  1. I think the recipient herself will be VERY Lucky, getting such a lovely pouch ! :D

    XOXO
    Nadine

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  2. I did not know that -- that you for the clarification of the gesture! Cute pouch too.

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  3. Hi Pamela what a beautiful gift you have made,i am sure they will love it,the fabric is beautiful,well done my friend xx

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  4. Such cute fabric! And what a gorgeous pouch it has made!
    Your friend will be delighted with this gift!
    Hugs,
    Barbara xx

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  5. That is such cute fabric; your friend will love it! I have a tiny pink manekineko with both paws raised (very similar to this one) I keep near the front door to bring in luck and prosperity.

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  6. Very sweet!

    You've reminded me that somewhere (possibly still packed in a box from two house-moves) I have a battery-operated maneki-neko. I haven't seen it for a at least three years. I'll have to look for it now.

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  7. I hope the cats will scoop in lots of luck for you.
    More to read here: https://luckymanekineko.wordpress.com/2012/10/01/left-paw-or-right-black-white-or-red-decoding-the-lucky-cat/

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  8. Lovely finish and the fabric is very cute.

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  9. Interesting information about the cat image in the fabric. I like the bag a lot.

    I have not been ignoring your posts, I have been in the Land of The Almost Dead this week. There is a bad virus going around the USA right now!
    xx, Carol

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  10. Pamela: I love Beckoning Cat so sweet, nice gift you have made, I too hope it brings good luck to the person you give it too.

    Blessings
    Catherine

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  11. This cat fabric is so cute. A lovely phone pouch.

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  12. I always thought she was waving - you learn something new every day! Lovely pouch.

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