Women’s Summer Rectangular & Bucket Wicker Purse/Beach Handbag/Bohemian Tote Bag/Woman’s Vacation Purse Wedding Giftchristmas Gifts

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Dimensions: Rectangular version: L20cm/9″ W10cm/5″ H15cm/6″ Bucket version: L30cm/11.8″ W23cm/9″ H15cm/6″ This cute handbag is 100% handmade from wicker grown locally. Perfect choice for vacation on the beach, party or shopping. Since every product is hand-made upon order, please allow 2-7 business days for us to make the product after the payment & get it ready for shipment. We have a variety of rugs, cushions, tables, chairs & more weaved & plaited from cattails, cornhusk & reeds. Discover other products here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/GrasShanghai Discover the traditional process behind these ancient techniques… The technique of weaving & plaiting using cattails as raw material is not known to everyone. in fact, a little county of Hubin in northern China is the only place in the country where you can still discover this craft. 1.Collection of raw materials in summer, men from the countryside will go together to collect the cattails that grow in shallow waters of the lakes, rivers & wetlands, where the environment has been preserved in its pristine state. 2.Preparation of materials When transported from the wild to the villages, women of the family will then take the fresh grass & lay them out in front of the houses or on the country road to dry them out by natural sunlight. The dried plants will be carefully filtered according to quality, & then stored in the farmers’ houses. 3.Weaving & plaiting: Every day, women will take out some small portion of the plant & soak it in clean water so that it is soft enough for weaving. For women in Hubin, it is their way of living: rise early to make breakfast for the family, then those in the neighborhood will gather in a chosen woman’s house or in the Hutong (a traditional Chinese alleyway) to work together, weaving all kinds of crafts from cattails. While working, they bond – talking, laughing & gossiping. This tradition is passed from mothers to daughters, making the women of Hubin both financially independent & socially bonded. By buying only one of the hand-made artifacts produced by the locals in days-long, diligent work, you will support our movement to maintain one piece of China’s rich & beautiful tradition. Women’s Summer Rectangular & Bucket Wicker Purse/Beach Handbag/Bohemian Tote Bag/Woman’s Vacation Purse Wedding Giftchristmas Gifts