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* A total black fashion evergreen rarely enriched with Miao artwork detail âTimely and versatile with a unique touch of oriental charm! *
* 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% Cotton â?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! *
Are you looking to freshen up your four-seasonal accessory for the year? We know a cotton handbag is a must have for every girl, but why being obvious? So, we added some ethnic flavour to an evergreen. Nested in sturdy but soft cotton there is a colourful piece of Miao Embroidery cloth, carved out from Miao traditional Costume dress. Dating back as far as fifty years, this exclusive piece of textile art is accurately hand-stitched by the Miao elder lady artists, only keepers of this traditional technique. The typical abstract patterns celebrate nature in vivid colour clashes and inject light on the black surface of this unique bag. Coming in a variety of sizes and shapes, each bag is a luxurious and elegant accessory adaptable to any look. Do not miss out the chance to seize a rare collectible in your daily wardrobe!
Our awesome line offers a variety of styles to ensure you a boldly sleek and versatile style! Choose the oversize messenger, the roomy tote or the original trapeze bag to grant extra-comfort to your belongings; opt for the urban chic envelope bag or the simply chic purse to stand out with discretion! Stylish large handles and comfortable crossbody straps are added to wear each bag the way you want it. Whatever you will choose, each item is unique, creatively embellished with a different piece of Miao embroidery art! Flowery patterns come alive through the vibrant colour-clashes of blue, red, pink and orange. Match it with a trench coat and neutral pants to revitalise your bon-ton outfit, or with dark denim to upgrade your casual style. And if one day you inexplicably get tired of this awesome bag, you can always unstitch your Miao embroidery cloth and make it an awesome wall decoration!
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 minorityâs 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: 6.7" upper, 7.5" lower, 6.3" long, 2.0" thick
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!