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 Ferret in Mammoth bone fixed atop a beautiful abalone shell sheet. The Ox 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.
People born in the Year of the Ox are strong, reliable, fair and conscientious, inspiring confidence in others. They are also calm, patient, methodical and can be trusted. Although they say little, they can be very opinionated. They believe strongly in themselves but are also stubborn and hate to fail or be challenged.
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 Bone: 16.09 g.
Dimension: 22 (H) x 32 (L)x 12 (W) cm.
Weight: 440 g.