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100% Handcrafted Vintage Su Embroidered Hard Shell Glasses Case with Natural Silk Decorative Art Deco Style - Fairtrade #104

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Vibrant Naturalistic Design with a Traditional Oriental Chic: 100% Handmade Su Embroidery Glasses Case

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* PREMIUM HANDMADE PRODUCT, NEVER FACTORY PRODUCED: Individually handmade with love and care - 100% handmade by exceptional Chinese artisans from Suzhou, Jiangsu
* ETHICALLY SOURCED: We directly partner with and source all our products from genuine local artisans ¨C each purchase is a unique chance to help our social mission to improve the livelihood of marginalized ethnic minorities and preserve their cultural heritage
* TOP QUALITY MATERIAL: Embroidered using 100% natural silk fabric
* EXCEPTIONAL TRADITIONAL CRAFTSMANSHIP COMBINING TRADITION AND MODERNITY: One-of-a-kind piece hand embroidered using traditional techniques and materials from China¡¯s cultural heritage - a celebration of artisan heritage with a contemporary flair
* CONTEMPORARY CHIC MEETS TRADITIONAL CHARM: Bright and colorful eye-catching silk with intricately crafted animalistic design ¨C each finely threaded silk line combines to create a sharp and distinctive oriental aesthetic!

Can glasses cases be chic? We certainly think so! Don¡¯t limit your fashion to bags and dresses; bring a dash of color and charm to your outfit with the ultimate fashion accessory! This silk glasses case has been meticulously hand embroidered in the traditional style of Su embroidery by gifted craftspeople, using techniques passed down through generations of artisans. This case combines style and function as both an Oriental fashion statement and as a practical way of protecting your glasses. The vibrant animalistic design would wonderfully complement pastel or light color scheme outfits. Couple it with a pair of similar color bright shoes or handbag, or use it more casually to brighten up your everyday surroundings.

Su Embroidery: An Intangible Cultural Heritage

Su embroidery or su xiu ËÕÐå originates in the city of Suzhou in Jiangsu province. Suzhou is often called the ¡®Venice of the East¡¯ in celebration of its rich history and culture. Above all, it is famous for its production of word-renowned embroidery, which ranks amongst the highest quality embroidery in the world. Suzhou has been the centre of Chinese embroidery since the Spring and Autumn period (770-476 BC), some 2,500 years ago. By the Ming period (1368-1644) embroidery became so popular throughout China that almost every family in Suzhou raised silkworms in their own homes in order to produce embroidered objects. ¡®Suzhou style¡¯ soon became one of the most desirable luxury products, and was even bought by the imperial family.

Su embroidery is a broad and complex style of embroidery, but can be broadly divided into two groups: ¡®even embroidery¡¯ ping xiu ƽÐå, which stresses uniformity by avoiding crossing thread, and ¡®random embroidery¡¯ luan zhen xiu ÂÒÕëÐå, which involves layering and crossing threads of different colours and thicknesses. Both techniques are known for using fine silk, balanced compositions and dense stitching with both thick and thin threads. These techniques require generations to master and the skills are passed from mother to daughter. An embroiderer has to remain seated for a long period while remaining focused throughout. A single piece can take months or even years to finish. First, the embroiderer secures a firm piece of silk over a wooden stretcher. The design is then sketched onto the fabric by drawing simple outlines. These are then filled in: the more intricate areas use thinner thread.

In 2006 Su embroidery was designated as an intangible cultural heritage of China, and in 2018 the technique was selected as one of the first of China¡¯s national traditional craft revitalisation and protection objects.

Item number: JSSXYJH104
Measurements: 7 x 2.4 x 2 inch (18 x 6 x 5 cm)
Material: Hard case with silk thread covering
Care instructions: Unsuitable for washing with water

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With this purchase you contribute to our great cause! Interact China is a social enterprise committed to improve the livelihood of marginalised ethnic minorities and preserve their cultural heritage by promoting their products worldwide. We travel around China and Southeast Asia to work directly with the local artisans and bring their beautiful handicrafts directly at your door. Thank you for supporting us!

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