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 gilded with 24K gold leaf. The centerpiece of the bag has an exotic carved mice in Mammoth bone fixed atop a beautiful abalone shell sheet. The dragon is made from black rhodium plated sterling silver, set with diamonds in the eyes.
This fashionably stylish oriental clutch is functional and equally versatile – perfect for a weekend brunch, a summer night out, a beach escapade, an evening cocktail, all effortlessly elevating a casual yet graceful vibe.
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. As a technique of weaving, ‘wicker’ is a style of weave commonly used for Asian household utility items. Dating back to ancient Egypt, wicker weave has seen a revival in the past century as a direct result of the general arts movement that began in the early 1900’s. Popular in antique and vintage designs, wicker also has modern applications, which Lotus Arts de Vivre pursues.
As a totem, Dragons traditionally symbolize potent and auspicious powers, particularly control over water, rainfall, typhoons, and floods. The dragon is also a symbol of power, strength, and good luck for people who are worthy of it in East Asian culture. The Dragon is also the fifth of the 12 Chinese zodiac animals. The Year of the Dragon is associated with the Earthly Branch symbol 辰, pronounced chen. According to Chinese zodiac compatibility, people born in the Year of the Dragon could get along well with Rooster, Rat, and Monkey.
The piece was collectively finished in 2.5 Months by over 10 craftsmen and designers involved at the various stages.
Diamonds: 0.03 ct.
Carved Mammoth Brown : 24.79 g.
Dimension: 22 (H) x 31 (L)x 9.2 (W) cm.
Weight: 460 g.