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* 100% HANDMADE BY ZHEJIANG ARTISANS IN CHINA, NOT FACTORY MASS PRODUCED *
* 100% Silk Brocade - Excellent quality, luxurious experience *
* Exclusive contemporary design with classy Asian details ¨C Irresistible vintage Oriental flair! *
* Skilful craftsmanship in line with ancient tradition - Unrepeatable work of creativity *
* Support us in preserving an invaluable cultural heritage! *
This exclusive purse gives an Asian taste to every evening look. Hand decorated with intricate Zhejiang silk brocade, the dark colour background elegantly displays a catchy design recalling the traditional Chinese paintings, with floral patterns smoothly flourishing in metallic colour clashing effect created by the shadow play of silky texture.
This luxurious purse sparkles on every evening dress! Coming with a handy cross-body chain strap to facilitate your moves, this fascinating item ennobles even the simplest black dress with its florid golden details and an irresistible Asian chic design. Pair it with a long mermaid black dress or a black Qipao with your hair tied up and a red lipstick for an irresistibly elegant Oriental outfit. Match it with white or golden short dress to give your Twiggy style an Asian twist.
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 Originally made from embroidered rank badges and finished with precious bracelets as loop handles, this type of bag further evolved in its own style, though keeping its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 strap 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: 5.5 x 3.9 x 2.0 inch
Strap Drop: 25.6 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!