~ Featuring ~
* Pure oriental ethnic vibes smoothly seized in a bag *
* 100% accurately hand embroidered by Miao Hmong ethnic ladies - A unique example of sophisticated craftsmanship *
* Top quality cotton fabric - strong, durable and light like a feather! *
* Hypnotizing bright colours featuring finely cross-stitched geometrical coming in different shapes - a truly oriental casual chic! *
* A unique chance to help our social mission to improve the livelihood of marginalised ethnic minorities and preserve their cultural heritage! *
This cross-body bag is a true style punch! Its playfully fine allure matches the unique aboriginal oriental artistic value with the glamour of modern urban taste, coming from the dedicated hand of expert craftsmanship. The slouchy texture is exquisitely finished with sophisticated cross-stitched geometric patterns carefully hand-embroidered on pure cotton fabric, sparkling in a variety of colours and shapes to exalt the beauty of the item, and of its proper owner. It is designed to ensure you top quality of the fabric, strength, comfort and durability, without giving up your charm!
This astounding bag comes in a variety of silhouettes and designs to suite all tastes! From the handy bucket bag, coating a safe inner pouch, to the playful saddle bag beautifully enriched with playful details, such as fluffy pompons or swishy tassels, each bag is a statement of style that goes all day long. For example, wound the shoulder strap around your wrist to turn your saddle bag in a humorous cocktail clutch at your convenience. The sophisticated patterns coming in fluorescent colours will make this bag perfect to inject vitality in your neutral look.
Each enchanting product comes from the artistic heart and hand of skilful Miao Hmong ladies living in the remotest areas of Southwest China and Northern Thailand. Hmong embroidery is a millennial technique of incommensurable artistic value that is learnt since the age of six. From birth to marriage, from festivals to daily dresses, Miao Hmong ladies create all their clothing with hand embroidery, using more than 14 different techniques to hand stitch their exceptionally colourful apparel, rich in texture and design. Natural landscapes, animals and flowers are usually represented in the abstract shapes of the visionary patterns. Sometimes geometric abstractions purely represent auspicious symbols. With younger generations progressively moving to the urban centres, Miao Hmong artistic heritage is at risk of extinction, having worldwide private collectors and Museums including the British Museum in the UK, US Textile Museum and Minneapolis Institute of Arts working hard to protect it.
In 2006, Chinese government aligned with United Nation UNESCO heritage policy, accredited Miao Embroidery an Intangible Cultural Heritage, recognizing its contribution on cultural diversity and human creativity, and safeguarding this human treasure to be kept alive.
Measurement: 26cm x 23cm
Strap Drop: 60cm
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% HAND EMBROIDERED BAG BY ETHNIC LADIES, NOT FACTORY MASS PRODUCED *