Guardian Spirits Cotton Tote Bag with Zipper Pocket - Princess Kaguya
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 - かぐや姫 / kaguya hime / The Princess Kaguya Princess Kaguya is the main character in Japanese folktale “The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter”. She was found inside a glowing bamboo shoot by a bamboo cutter and grows into an extraordinarily beautiful and desirable woman. Five noblemen and an emperor ask for her hand in marriage but she rejects them all. However, she was originally a princess of the moon. When she was a resident of the Moon, she was sent to the Earth as a temporary punishment for disobedience which speculated to had been forbidden, love.
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