Leather cosmetic bag with earthenware vessels

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Leather cosmetic bag with earthenware vessels
Artist: Rerung
Size:8cm x 15.5cm x 6cm (3in x 6in x 2.5in)

Shipping (EMS): USD$ 10.5
The final shipping charge is based
on the total weight of the order.

Price: USD$ 28.54
Payment: Paypal


Product Description

This hand engraved and hand painted leather cosmetic bag features hand stitching along the sides also in leather. On one side is depicted a group of ceramic vessels, one of the treasures of the Paiwan tribe. According to legend, the ancestors of this tribe were born from a large ceramic vessel and ornate vessels such as the ones depicted here were so prized that they could only be kept in the home of the chieftain. On one of the ceramic vessels are two hundred-pace pit vipers (scientific name: Deinagkistrodon acutus), considered the most toxic of the Asian pit vipers. This snake got its name from the claim that once bitten a victim will die before being able to walk 100 paces. To the indigenous peoples of Taiwan, the hundred-pace pit viper is highly revered, especially among the Paiwan, Rukai and Bunun tribes. On another side is a group of leaves from a plant that grows in southern Taiwan’s Pingtung County, where the Paiwan tribe is concentrated.

Artist lntroduction


Rerung is a member of the Paiwan tribe from Shizih Township in Pingtung County of southern Taiwan. Rerung studied sculpture and woodcarving, but gradually turned to leather due to its lighter weight and better pliability. She applies her background in sculpture to her leather designs along with her desire to create products that can be used in daily life. Her workshop employs more than 20 local indigenous women who create a variety of leather products by hand from Rerung’s or their own designs.