Guardian Spirits Cotton Tote Bag with Zipper Pocket- Mermaid
What is your Guardian Spirit? Find yours.
ARTIST COLLABORATION TOTE BAG Inspired by Chinese and Japanese folklore, a guardian spirit is a mysterious entity that haunts humans and influences their character and behaviour. Jen created all the images from original words of description. Instead of using traditional watercolour and ink, she mixed acrylic with gouache and finished with colour pencils to add highlights to Eastern freehand.
ABOUT THE ARTIST Jen Xu is an artist/illustrator based in Shanghai.
ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATION - 鲛人 / jiāo rén / Mermaid Jiāo Rén is originally from the Chinese book “Classic of Mountains and Seas”. It is a half human half fish creature. They live in the deep southern sea and hide from humans. The tears of Jiāo Rén can turn to pearls. The precious oil from their fishtail is used by humans for the lanterns and believed to last for tens of thousands years. Therefore, Jiāo Rén becomes a symbol of eternal life and wealth.
Front: A digitally printed Guardian Spirit character
Back: A screen-printed description of guardian spirits and the featured character
Size: 37(w) x 42(h) cm with long handles
Material: Cotton Sateen 5oz - Eco-friendly fabric
with A5 horizontal pocket and zip inside
The Guardian Spirits Collection was ethically made and supports a community of predominantly female tailors