|Rattan clutch in its natural form, hand-woven by local artisans designed into an elegant summer clutch. It has been decorated with a Black Rhodium Sterling Silver turtle centre piece with Galuchat Leather and Ruby studded eyes. The clutch inside has been lined with silk.
The stylish clutch is functional and equally versatile – perfect for a weekend brunch, a summer night out, 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 of Kalimantan, Sulawesi, and Sumatra, 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.
After sourcing the Rattan, the piece was finished in 6 weeks by over 6-7 craftsmen and designers involved at the various stages of wicker artistry and decor.
Rubies: 0.53 carat.
Dimension: 13.5(H) x 16.0(L) x 6.5(W) cms.