A Real Touch of Ethnic Class - 100% Handwoven Bag in Cotton Brocade
~ Featuring ~
* Authentic touch of oriental ethnicity with a classy modern twist *
* 100% accurately handwoven by Wa ethnic ladies - A unique example of sophisticated craftmanship *
* Made in pure cotton - premium quality, designed to resist *
* Comes in vibrant geometrical patterns or natural linen - a variety of shapes and colours to meet all tastes! *
* A unique chance to help our social mission to improve the livelihood of marginalised ethnic minorities and preserve their cultural heritage! *
This shoulder bag is a nice touch of oriental charm! The naturally charming apparel delightfully combines aboriginal oriental art and modern aesthetic taste, coming from the dedicated hand of expert craftsmanship. It features exquisite geometric patterns vividly handwoven in the soft cotton. The premium quality of the fabric and manufacture will give you maximum of comfort and durability.
Comes in Different Colors and Shapes to Delight All Tastes!
This fashionable item is designed to make you feel naturally beautiful, light and extra comfortable! Coming with a wide crossbody strap to protect your shoulder, you can choose from a variety of shapes and design: thoroughly simple elegance of natural white linen; the urban-chic embroidery of even chequered patterns; or the softy cross-stitched geometrical designs dyed with natural Dendrobium Orchid seeds and embellished with fluffy tassels smoothly flowing from the bag bottom. Whichever style you choose, the simple and chic formula fits well in your daily look for a coffee morning, with some books or a tablet. Pair it with simple outfit to light it up.
About Wa Handweaving
All bags are created by the skilful Wa ladies living in the remotest areas of Yunnan Province in Southwest China, where their unique textile art has been expressing their lively culture for generations. These traditional bags, which are very popular both for men and women daily clothing, are handwoven by a very old technique involving the use of a backstrap loom. This rudimentary consists of two bars, one fixed and the other attached to the weaver with a backstrap, to operate the cotton or linen threads by moving the body accordingly. The weaver leans back to stretch the warp and with the use of a shed roll encases the weft through the string heddles, raising them by loosening the tension. Once finished, some bags are also decorated by hand with fine cross-stitch embroidery. The recurring chequered patterns, featuring playful contrasts between the black basic tone and bright colours such as red or yellow are typical of the Wa traditional clothing.
Measurements & Strap Drop:
V1: 19cm x 26cm, 53cm
V2: 16cm x 23cm, 58cm
V3: 16cm x 27cm, 53cm
Help us to Help!
With this purchase you are contributing to our great cause! Interact China is a social enterprise committed to the mission of improving the quality of life of marginalised ethnic minorities and preserving their cultural heritage by promoting their products worldwide. We travel around China and Southeast Asia to work directly with the local artisans and bring their beautiful handicrafts directly at your door. A big thank you for supporting us!
* 100% HANDWOVEN BAG BY ETHNIC LADIES, NOT FACTORY MASS PRODUCED *