~ Featuring ~
* Stylish all-season multi-pocketed wallet blended with authentic tribal textile artwork - Handy and charming Oriental Miniature Art *
* One piece ONLY, a rare art collectible - Artistically handcrafted and hand-decorated with rare piece of Miao Antique Embroidery Costume by Miao lady artisans *
* 100% Ox Leather Excellent quality, luxurious experience *
* 100% HANDMADE IN SOUTHWEST CHINA, NOT FACTORY MASS PRODUCED *
* A unique chance to help our social mission to improve the livelihood of marginalised ethnic minorities and preserve their cultural heritage! *
This delicious purse wallet is a true standout, combining the functionality of modern multi-cardholders, the luxurious appeal of leather and the timeless charm of oriental aesthetic. Crafted from resistant ox leather by the talented Miao ethnic ladies, this item exclusively features rare pieces of authentic antique Miao embroidery clothes as old as fifty years, finely hand-stitched with an ancient technique. The delicate contrasts of teal, blue and pink nuances deliciously revive the neutral surface of this fine wallet for a unique retro effect.
If you are looking for a new home for your cards and bills, this glamourous purse wallet will do the job, by adding up some oriental vibes to your daily accessorize. Designed to be practical and functional, this fashionable wallet features two large pockets for your bills, and four card-pockets per inner side. The precious embroidery artwork vividly glows through the off-white stitching frame to inject light on the external surface. Neither too small nor oversize, it will fit perfectly everywhere! Pair it with one of our leather bags if you want to make a difference when you ask for the check!
Each bag is originally created by the talented Miao women living in the Guizhou Province, Southwest China. With a history of over 5,000 years, Miao textile art enchants the world with its exceptionally rich and beautiful texture, sought after internationally by private collectors and Museum as a rare collectible. Today, it is at risk of disappearance due to the increasing migration of Miao youth to the city. Including over 14 different stitching techniques, Miao embroidery art is learnt by women around the age of six years and is featured in the minoritys daily and formal apparel still today, from birth to marriage. Intricate abstract patterns come to life in the distinctively vivid colour contrasts, representing natural elements, such as animals, stars and landscape, or geometric auspicious symbols.
An originally nomadic people without a written language, Miao have been using textile art to record their history, mythology and ancestral stories. Named cultural relic by the United Nations, the Chinese Government aligned with UNESCO enlisted Miao Costume in the national Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2006 for its contribution to cultural diversity and human creativity.
Measurement: 7.9 x 4.7 x 1.6 inches
Material: Ox leather
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!