Eighty hours and four artisans are lovingly dedicated to the meticulous creation of each clutch. Sonokeeling, an exotic luxurious wood from the Indian Rosewood family, is carefully selected, dried and heated. Next the wood is sent to the master box-crafter, who precisely cuts the wood by hand, buffing and polishing into dynamic three-dimensional shapes.
Once perfect, a Balinese Mangku, a spiritually gifted magical high priest who has been given special artistic powers, carves the wood using flat-tooled sticks dating back to ancient times.
Because of Mehera’s unwavering dedication to maintaining the integrity of her mother’s lines and brushstrokes, she prints a copy of the painting, selects which sections of flowers and birds she will bring to life on the clutch, affixes it to the wood, and has the magical Mangku carve directly into her mother’s lines.
Once the intense and inspired work is finished the clutch is sent for finishing where luxurious suedes and velvets line the interior and gloss, shine, and color protect the exterior to create illustrious hand-held works of art. Finally, each clutch is blessed with Love and abundance of all that is joyful and real, so that we may all be transported to the true Garden of Paradise within.
Dimensions: 7 in x 2.5 in x 4 in