Guardian Spirits Cotton Tote Bag with Zipper Pocket - The Painted Skin
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 - 画皮 / huà pí / The Painted Skin The Painted Skin from Chinese Ghost Book “Strange Tales” is a skinless demon only consisting of flesh and bones in her original form. She is believed to steal the appearances of young beautiful women by killing them and wearing their skin. The name comes from the fact that once acquired the skin of a new woman, she would then take great pleasure in dressing it in makeup as a celebration of her life as someone new. To this day, she continues her mission of finding her true self.
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