You won’t be able to stop fiddling with this gorgeously tactile clutch bag with its mixture of textures and dangly bits! Intricate machine embroidery has been enhanced with beads, beads and more beads, all sewn and threaded by hand. The fringe trails seductively along the bottom edge to entwine your fingers in and a playful tassel hangs off the zip. The company that makes this exquisite item specialises in beading, the natural dyeing of materials, weaving and embroidery, and amongst other things, produces evening bags, photo albums, jewellery boxes and mirror pouches. They employ more than one hundred and fifty people at their spacious premises, and provide employment opportunities for a further thousand families in the process. All employees receive Provident Funding, towards retirement, insurance and paid maternity leave. The company has adopted four children and pays for their education and up-bringing. Their main aim is to preserve centuries old traditions of hand embroidery techniques such as Zardozi, Aari, Kutch, Lucknowi and Kantha. Kantha, as an example, Sanskrit literally means rags, the technique evolved out of a necessity to drape or protect against the cold. When precious silks and muslins wore out, instead of throwing them away, the women piled them in layers and stitched them together. It is recycling brought out of necessity and into an art form. This particular bag is handmade from soft, caress-able leather and inside, the lining is dark patterned cotton with a handy pocket. If your date turns out to be a flop just give your bag a hug!
Why we love this product!
- Helps to sustain traditional techniques
- Beautiful textures and embroidery
- Eye candy, lovable and huggable!
Dimensions: W:26cm H:20.5cm