A beautiful Handmade Silk Clutch bag with a traditional Bhutanese ‘kishuthara’ pattern woven on a backstrap loom. You can use this bright and elegant purse as a makeup bag or coin purse. It features a zip closure, making it easy to store all your essentials inside. The purse also comes with an inner zipped pocket that is big enough to fit your phone, coins, and keys. It is the perfect travel-size accessory for your next trip and makes an exquisite evening purse.
This piece is woven from pure silk fabric by Kelzang Wangmo, aka Jambay, the founder of Kelzang Handicraft, from Koma Village, Lhuntse. The village is renowned for its sophisticated kishuthara motifs. The women of Khoma work in makeshift textile cottages, weaving this unique silk pattern, which is revered as one of the most colourful and intricately woven designs in the country. Bhutanese women wear this backstrap woven fabric on all special occasions.
Materials: Pure silk from Bhutan
About the producer:
Kelzang handicrafts produce exquisite Bhutanese textiles & crafts since 1995.
Kelzang Wangmo aka Jambay, the founder is from Khoma village in Lhuntse which is famed for the exquisite -Kishutharas- the “skirt” part of the traditional attire.
She was only ten when she started weaving in her village. At 16 she moved to Thimphu with her family and started weaving and selling Kiras and Ghos with her two sisters
Nowadays Jambay designs most of the textiles at her shop and has women weaving for her in Thimphu as well as in Lhuntse. She has won several awards for their designs from the Royal Textile Academy.
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