An elegant clutch made from Indonesian sun-dried Rattan, hand-woven by artisans with traditional and oriental skills. The natural hues of the Rattan bag have been painted in alternating patterns of Black and Gold painted and has been lined inside with Silk. The centerpiece of the bag has a strikingly beautiful carved White Nephrite Elephant Centerpiece brooch, decorated with Diamond and Emerald and 18K Yellow Gold. The brooch is removable. The white elephant Nephrite comes from Xinxiang province in China and is unique.
This elephant was carved on Lotus Arts de Vivre’s design specifications and took several trials to succeed. As a design, Elephants are a traditional symbol of power and peace in Thailand, as well as a spiritual mentor for people of all walks of life. The elephant also symbolizes wisdom and loyalty and various other characteristics such as sensitivity, stability, intelligence, and determination. Lotus Arts de Vivre embodies this belief in all our “elephant” designed products. Specifically, white Elephants in Thailand are considered sacred and are a symbol of royal power; all those discovered are presented to the King in a ceremony and a few of them are given royal titles by the King.
As a material, Rattan is a naturally growing vine that is native to tropical regions of Asia. Sourced from the Indonesian rainforests, the skin of the vine is peeled away and woven to create various works of art and utility, which Lotus Arts de Vivre transformed into a clutch. The piece was collectively finished in 2.5 Months by over 10 craftsmen and designers involved at the various stages.
Diamond : 1.84 cts.
Emerald : 1.55 cts.
White Nephrite Elephant Carved # 50x50x12mm : Weight: 70.92 gms.
Dimension 19.2 (H) x 21.4 (L)x 8.5 (W) cm. Net Weight : 310 gms.