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* 100% HANDMADE BY ZHEJIANG ARTISANS IN CHINA, NOT FACTORY MASS PRODUCED *
* 100% Silk Brocade - Excellent quality, luxurious experience *
* Unique evening staple featuring genuine Asian elegance ¨C A superb touch of Oriental class for special evenings! *
* Skilful craftsmanship in line with ancient tradition - Unrepeatable work of creativity *
* Support us in preserving an invaluable cultural heritage! *
This exclusive clutch is a classic evening statement with an Oriental twist! This smooth clutch bag is decorated with sophisticated Zhejiang silk brocade artwork featuring a genuinely authentic Asian design. Flying dragonflies and butterflies, plants 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.
From classy dark tones to delicate Chinese classic shades of blue, green and teal, choose your favourite pick for your evening catwalks! Structured in a sparkling golden frame it is finished with a handy cross-body chain. Pair this luxurious clutch with high heels and shiny accessories on a sinuous bright coloured long dress for a hypnotising oriental style during a special evening.
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 Originally made from embroidered rank badges and finished with precious bracelets as loop handles, this type of bag further evolved in its own style, though keeping its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: 8.3 x 4.7 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!