Rattan Wicker Clutch with Gold Gilded Naga #S

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An elegant summer clutch made from Indonesian sun-dried Rattan, hand-woven in wicker style by artisans with traditional oriental skills. The casual nude hues of the bag has been decorated with a Gold-Gilded mythological Naga and has been lined inside 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.

The Naga, a mythological legend in the Far-East, are often represented as door guardians or, as in Tibet, as minor deities. In popular folklore, they bring rain, and thus fertility and prosperity, and are guardians of treasure. The Gold-Gilding of the Naga is an ancient decorative technique of applying a very thin coating of gold to solid surfaces such as metal (most common), wood or porcelain making it even more durable. The technique has been traditionally used to cover temple roofs or statues in Asia, which are exposed to extreme weather.

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 used 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 Gold-gilding by hand.

Size: S
Dimension : 6.4(W) x 15.5(L) x 13.4(H) cm.
Weight: 88.88 gms.