Mosaic Bags with a story and a history. Pieces of art, with a story to tell which are oh so beautiful. Each bag is handmade, providing an income for remote villagers.
G-Kismet offers numerous versions with two variations (envelop mosaic is the second variation which may be found under mosaic envelop). Before you purchase, be sure to view all mosaic styles. The pictured pieces are called crescents which are 9 inches long, 6 inches high, width of 2 inches wide. These bags make great gifts and will be appreciated by those with a social conscious or an artisan interest.
All have a delicate chain that may be used as shoulder strap or as a cross body strap. Chains may be tucked into the bag and the bag may be used as a clutch. I personally use the bags as a clutch. As soon as you place one of these bags on a table, compliments and inquiries will result. Great story and so beautiful.
Each bag has a metal clasp that secures the hinged top. Bags are lined with a felt material.
I have successfully placed a lipstick, keys, credit card holder, and a comb in mine.
The FIRST bag pictured is a bright aqua blue with red accents. Flowers are the dominate pattern. Metal trim is missing from this bag and is totally mosaic. The latch is also hidden. Bag is covered on both sides with the pattern. Looks stunning with black, red, white, and of course turquoise.
The SECOND bag is one of my favorites. Instead of the large mosaic pieces, crushed stones and crushed ceramic create a distinct graveled effect incorporating a variety of colors. The body has been sectioned off into three sections and the front top piece incorporates all the colors plus forms a "mock" ornament circle. The back of the bag introduces additional colors. The bag is predominately gold, cream, blue and navy. I usually travel with this bag for evening because almost all colors are represented.
The THIRD bag is a modern piece utilizing the same technique of mosaic. Gold pieces create a "Bling" effect placed in a scaling process. Ceramic tiles balance out the gold scaling. Tiles line the top and also the sides. A pattern is formed from the ceramic. A circular medallion is the center piece mosaic in blue with pearlized stones and metal. The pattern is subdued, and the pattern is balanced between circles, mosaic, and metal. This bag looks great with denim, navy, and red ensembles.
FOURTH bag is an envelop shape. The base color is that deep red flat ceramic. The interest pieces of a soft turquoise form a sunburst surrounded with metal. This bag is reminiscent of New Mexico art. The envelop adds one additional inch to the length of the bag. The hammered metal finishes the side and closure. Great piece to wear with jeans, casual or Boho looks.
These beautiful mosaic bags are created in the northern tribal region of Pakistan. These bags were originally created from the rubble and debris left after a massive earthquake that killed thousands. Left without homes, crops, and supplies; the villagers sifted through the rubble locating broken ceramics, tiles, etc. These mosaic bags were created to generate revenue and feed families. Today, the villagers still make these bags using repurposed materials, new materials, and unusual objects. They are beautiful and a conversation piece when carried. I personally own four variations and LOVE them.
GLOBAL ORIGIN: Made in Pakistan
MATERIALS : Stone, Ceramic, Pounded Metals, Chain
SHIPPING: All Domestic shipping is free of charge.