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* 100% HANDMADE BY ZHEJIANG ARTISANS IN CHINA, NOT FACTORY MASS PRODUCED *
* 100% Silk Brocade - Excellent quality, luxurious experience *
* Daily bon-ton look with fine Asian chic classic details ¨C Irresistible retro Oriental charm! *
* Skilful craftsmanship in line with ancient tradition - Unrepeatable work of creativity *
* Support us in preserving an invaluable cultural heritage! *
Looking for a sophisticated look with an Asian twist? This slick handbag is rarely hand decorated with exclusive Zhejiang silk brocade, artistically displaying the original patterns of Asian tradition. Flying dragonflies and butterflies, feathers and blooming flowers, all ancient symbols of Chinese feminine beauty and florid prosperity come alive in an irresistible shadow play created by the luminescent silky texture.
This enchanting handbag is an original alternative to refresh your bon-ton look! From dark tones to delicate shades of blue, green and teal, the silky shades of each tasty design and golden details give every unique piece an irresistible elegant retro effect. Classy goldish metal handles and cross-body chain are added for a greater functionality. Match it with same colour d¨¦collet¨¦ shoes and a pastel sheath dress for a classy retro style. Tie up your hair in a sparkling tiara to complete your ¡°Oriental Audrey¡± look!
Each bag is created in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, the very homeland of silk, following the old-fashion style of the Chinese metal frame purse, a national iconic item particularly appreciated in the West for its exotic and exquisite taste reaching a peak of popularity worldwide between the late 1800s and early 1900s. Originally made from embroidered rank badges and finished with precious bracelets as loop handles, this type of bag further evolved in its own style, though keeping its original characteristics: a kiss lock metal frame with a metal straps or handles assembled with a piece of fine fabric to give a pouch shape. This particular bag is created with Zhejiang Silk Brocade. This fabric is cherished worldwide for the intricacy of the patterns, including 58+ weaving techniques and a decorative style inspired on traditional Chinese paintings. Zhejiang brocade is realised through a traditional multithread Jacquard loom, using the iridescent properties of silk to create a unique yin-yang alternance of light and dark for a realistic effect. In 2011, Chinese government has enlisted Hangzhou Brocade in the national intangible heritage.
Measurement: 9.1 x 5.9 x 2.8 inch
Strap Drop: 27.6 inch
Material: Zhejiang Silk Brocade and Brass Metal Handles and Chains
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!