Combining an antique suzani from Turkey with a handwoven textile from Guatemala, the Antoine clutch is proof that sustainable fashion can be absolutely STUNNING.
When designing the Antoine suzani and velvet pillows (available in home decor), we were left with a few pieces of the antique suzani textile. While there was not enough to make another pillow, we don't like to waste and believe that there is beauty in - and potential use for- every piece of the gorgeous textiles with which we work. So, we took the pieces down to Guatemala and designed this beautiful clutch with a complementary Guatemalan textile.
We like to say that beautiful things happen when cultures collaborate, and what a perfect example this is!
"Suzani" is a term for embroidered textiles that originated hundreds of years ago in Central Asia. According to local custom, a suzani was started every time a girl was born. Each female family member would embroider a different panel of cloth with hand-spun silk. When the girl was of marrying age, all panels would be sewn together, and used as a dowry. With so many women participating in its creation, the suzani became a form of artistic expression and communication for women.
Guatemalan weavers are mainly women, who derive natural dyes for their threads from vegetables and minerals. They still use the Mayan back-strap loom along with traditional spinning and embroidery techniques.
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