Charming Extravagance - 100% Handwoven Bag in Cotton Brocade
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* Bold ethnic fashion statement featuring authentic aboriginal design of oriental taste *
* 100% artistically handwoven by Chinese Lahu ethnic ladies - Truly exclusive craftmanship *
* Pure cotton fabric - Excellent quality, designed for your comfort *
* Vibrant traditional patterns featuring finely original pompon or tassel decorations - a ready-to-go extravagance! *
* A unique chance to help our social mission to improve the livelihood of marginalised ethnic minorities and preserve their cultural heritage! *
This juicy shoulder bag is an extravagance statement! Its humorous style expresses the creativity and expertise of ethnic aboriginal craftmanship blended with modern taste. This slouchy bag features unique geometric patterns with recurring triangular shapes blended in clashes of warm, bright colours. It is meticulously handwoven in pure cotton thread to ensure you top quality, comfort and durability, without giving up your originality.
Juicy, Eye-Catching Look for Extravagant Ladies!
This fashionable bag will make you feel brave, unique and artistic. It features recurring triangular shapes which symbolise the teeth of the dog to which Lahu people are extremely devoted. Its rich texture is embellished with bold details, as the exaggeratedly fluffy pompom cascades or the unusually oversized tassels playfully flowing down the sides. The spicy colour-clashes will go unrivalled on your daily street-catwalks! Pair it with total black or neutral separates in either for a late afternoon drink or a Saturday brunch and let the bag do the talking!
About Lahu Handwoven Brocade
Each bag is originally designed and handwoven by the skilful Lahu ladies, living in the Yunnan Province, Southwest China, northern Thailand and Vietnam, where they preserve their primitive and natural lifestyle. In Lahu tradition, the art of brocade is regarded as an important skill for becoming woman. This handweaving technique is realised by weaving cotton fabric in sophisticated geometric patterns with the use of a backstrap loom. This simple device is made of two wooden bars, one fixed and the other attached with a strap around the back of the weaver who leans back to stretch the warp and interweaves the weft through the string heddles with the use of a shed roll, which are raised simply by loosening the stretch. This bag is an important part of Lahu daily clothing both for men and women. It usually comes in a mix of bright colours such as red, black, yellow and blue, featuring traditional patterns which are geometric representations of landscapes, rainbows, stars and animals.
Measurement & Strap Drop:
V1: 29cm x 25cm, 46cm
V2: 27cm x 21cm, 51cm
V3: 27cm x 22cm, 56cm
V4: 24cm x 21cm, 52cm
V5: 31cm x 26cm, 46cm
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 *