Shimmering Yu Collection
Yu (Fish), have been the principal subject in artworks and sculptures for many millennia in China, including the fine arts works and classical literature. These elegant Yu have been found on Chinese artifacts. The words for “fish” and “abundance” are pronounced the same in Chinese. Therefore, Yu in the Chinese culture have symbolized wealth, since recorded history. Yu also symbolize harmony and marital happiness as many of the Yu are seen swimming in pairs.
As far back as 1162, the Empress of the Song Dynasty commissioned the construction of a beautiful pond to collect and admire the red and gold variety of the delightful specialized fish. Yellow being the Imperial color, citizens outside of the Imperial family were forbidden to keep fish of the gold or yellow variety. Now, people around the world prize the dazzling fish in their own personal fishponds.
But Yu (fish) are more than simply beautiful. They invite wealth and prosperity, especially in business and personal affairs. Throughout the history of Chinese customs, the constant movement of the blissful Yu encourages growth of money, stability and peace. Symbolically, if you have an abundance of Yu , you have a double abundance of gold. A gift of the propitious Yu is a gift of great fortune.
Yu (fish) represent not only elegance and beauty, but endurance, perseverance and swimming against the tide; symbolic of showing no fear when presented with life’s challenges and overcoming great obstacles that lie in ones’ path.
A most auspicious Yu (fish) and one worthy of the enormous attention we place on carving the flowing Yu on our handbags. The water drops formed by the swimming Yu are expressed with natural pearls, embedded into the leather. The delicate pearls suggest purity, dignity, nobility and of course, wisdom.
The Bamboo Calligraphy Collection
To achieve the appearance of the ancient art of calligraphy, our master craftsmen first draw, with an ink brush, delicate Chinese pictographs, forming elegant lines of prose and poetry. This achieved, the artists then create a silkscreen stencil, with which to transfer the calligraphy onto the prepared leather. The vegetable dye ink in then drawn over the stencil, positioning the calligraphy onto the leather. Combined with the vertical embroidered stitches applied to the handbags, the lettering gives the impression of bamboo strips of calligraphy, celebrating the art of the past with a new technology of modern hand craftsmanship. Lovers of the literary arts will rejoice in this collection.
The Glorious Clouds Collection
Auspicious clouds can only be formed into gracious, dimensional masterpieces by the most talented of craftsmen. Hand carved using a vast assortment of specialty tools and then hand painted in subtle variations of natural tones, using a watercolor technique called “blooming,” the majestic clouds seemingly float across the leather. It is especially significant that we note the joining of the iconic antique allegory of the stylized cloud, symbolizing eternal fortune, an image celebrated over 2000 years ago in ancient China and the modern technology of the iWatch.
We invite you to rejoice in this dazzling and innovative collection by VITVITY and embark on your own remarkable journey. Allow us to be your guide. Let our incredible handbags reflect your own unique personality.
The Exquisite Fan Collection
Brilliant peacock feathers are reproduced using the age old art of hand carving leather. The artists impart their souls into this labor of love. The craftsmen manually incise the vegetable-tanned leather into individual peacock feathers. Delicately, each feather is brilliantly painted using natural dyes, so each feather is unique. After the glorious feathers are created, the artists incise and twist each feather, creating a rhythmic, three dimensional ribbed effect. The wavy peacock feathers give the impression of flowing in the breeze. This exclusive and timeless design is exceptionally distinctive and could never to be mistaken for something that has been dye cut or machine stamped, as most standard handbags by other manufacturers are. The legacy of the exquisite Chinese folding fans is recreated into these outstanding fashion accessories. Carrying a piece from this collection is certain to honor your individuality.
The Gate of Guardian Collection
The finest leather used for carving is called vegetable-tanned cowhide leather. This is exceptional leather made of the tannins extracted from natural plants. Because it is the extract from natural plants, it is non-toxic, environmentally friendly, and has a supple, pliable hand. It is only this matchless leather that we use to carve our divine mythical beast, Pi Xiu upon. To craft this amazing three-dimensional appearance, a large variety of tools are necessary. In the hands of a virtuoso, a swivel knife, stamp set, modeling implements and rawhide mallets become the tools of an artist. The masters, who bring Pi Xiu to life, draw him out of the leather then skillfully paint him using only the finest vegetable dyes, utilizing a vast assortment of painting and blooming techniques. Golden hardware and gleaming brass studs are added to insure the Pi Xiu will safeguard your treasured valuables for a long time to come.