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LAN YUE Leather Handcraft
SHANG XIA took its inspiration from Chinese woven bamboo baskets, imitate the grain and structure, and innovated the stereoscopic shaping leather-making craft, to create Lan Yue stereoscopic woven leather bags. The crossed carry straps recall bamboo handles, sprung and resilient. The hand stitching mimics the bamboo nail and thread fastening used in bamboo crafts. The weave is taken from the kesi tapestry style: regular strips of leather are woven with thread of the same colour, warp and weft, producing a rich organic material with the same feel as woven bamboo.