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:

NADINE said...

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

XOXO
Nadine

Jen L said...

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

I am said...

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

FlashinScissors said...

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

rosey175 said...

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.

Vireya said...

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.

Queeniepatch said...

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/

Manuela said...

Lovely finish and the fabric is very cute.

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

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

Beth in IL said...

So cute! Nice little pouch.

diamondc said...

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

Brigitte said...

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

Leonore Winterer said...

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