Nolita Romani Champagne

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Nolita Romani tote in Champagne. Romani in Spanish means gypsy is a master crafted bag decorated with handmade silk pompoms. She has enough room to hold a picnic blanket or fresh flowers and it’s beautiful Champagne pompoms will compliment any outfit. We promise you this beautiful bag will quickly become a favourite for all your warm weather activities.

Braided together from water lilies and decorated with handmade silk pompoms this unique piece takes 2 weeks to finish and gives solid work to 4 groups of Fairtrade cooperatives and talented female artisans that live in remote locations of Southeast Asia. The bag is also helping to educate these women giving them sustainable wages and helping to protect their aquatic life. Comes fully lined in 100% twill cotton a side wall pocket big enough for your keys or wallet.

Ileana Quinones is the founder and creative director of ARTISANS OF IQ. A Puerto Rican native who lives in New York, Ileana remembers her early years in the island where there always seemed to be an explosion of colour – the fiery red Flamboyant tree cradling the roof of her grandparents’ home and the dazzling, coloured masks and costumes of the vejigante masqueraders during the carnival celebrations.

While traveling in Cambodia a few years ago, she met many talented women who were skilled in using traditional methods with indigenous materials to produce handmade items which they sold in the markets to support their families. She also encountered local groups focused on re-energizing the ancient art of silk weaving. Ileana was inspired by the innovation and resourcefulness of these women and wanted to give them a voice and an opportunity to share their creativity with the world while shedding a light on Cambodia’s rich silk and metal work traditions. It was this driving force that motivated her to create ARTISANS OF IQ.

 

Materials:

Water hyacinth
Handmade silk pompoms
Fully lined in 100% twill cotton

Dimensions:

Height - 22cm
Width - 35 cm
Depth - 17 cm
Handle Drop - 15 cm

Please Note:

Comes with a beautiful handmade embroidered logo duster bag for storage.
Due to the artisanal nature, please note this bag is one of a kind & handmade, except that variations in colour may occur.