Sarah Chou, Contributing Writer (shenyunshop.com)
Bringing to life the divinely-inspired attire seen in the Shen Yun piece Tang Dynasty Grace, the Shen Yun Shop’s very first leather bag collection—featuring a tote, a crossbody and a wallet—is ready to elevate your outfit for any occasion.
Let’s take a brief tour together and get a closer look at these new leather creations!
Inspiration Behind the New Design
Known as the cultural Golden Age of ancient China, the Tang Dynasty (618–907) was a magnificent period in history when prosperity, peace, international commerce as well as virtually all forms of art flourished.
Historians hold that a key to the Tang’s unprecedented cultural growth was the statewide implementation of the Tang Code—a detailed code of laws and governmental functions established in the year 624 which became the ultimate basis of later dynastic codes in China and many East Asian countries.
Blending Confucian moral teachings with Legalist methods of statecraft, the Tang Code reflects the importance of one’s virtuous practice of humility, integrity, and benevolence toward others in daily life regardless of one’s gender or class, setting a solid ethical foundation for the rise of a powerful empire.
Celebrating the virtuous beauty and the majestic elegance of the ladies during the Tang era, our newly released leather bag collection presents elegantly crafted pieces that recall in exquisite detail the splendid gowns worn by the Tang palace maidens.
A cultural treasure said to be bestowed by the heavens, these impeccable Tang gowns were characterized by silky, broad-sleeved robes and long Ru skirts with unique arched necks and high waistlines above the chest.
Timeless Travel Companions
Showcasing the stunning lines of the heavenly Tang dresses, each piece of our Tang Leather Collection boasts an elegant silhouette handcrafted in 100% full-grain leather.
Created with the finest attention to detail and quality by prestigious artisans in Spain, each leather piece is meticulously crafted with smooth, sturdy burnished edges, which is a labor-intensive process made possible by dedication and skills honed over generations.
Designed for style and practicality, these fashionable companions are available in five fascinating colors: Blush Pink, Cornflower Blue, Parchment Beige, Canyon Orange, and (simply) Black.
Tang Dynasty Grace Tote
An ultimate travel companion to fit all your daily essentials (including a 16-inch laptop), this leather carryall tote presents two exterior pockets, one at the front with a magnetic snap closure and one slip pocket in the back. The spacious interior offers multiple pockets and is topped with smooth handles. Convenient gusset snaps on both sides of the tote allow you to expand storage space and to create two different classy looks to match the occasion.
Tang Dynasty Grace Crossbody
A compact companion made to perfectly house your essentials while going about your day, this leather crossbody bag features two exterior pockets and a sizable interior. The smooth twin handles and detachable strap perfectly combine style with versatility.
Tang Dynasty Grace Wallet
Sleek and stylish, this essential item keeps cards, cash, and coins well organized wherever life may lead. The wallet features an exterior slip pocket and opens to reveal an elegant interior with four card slots and compartments for cash and coins.
With our brief tour concluding, how do you like our very first leather bag collection so far? Remember to share your favorite with us in the comments section below!
Whether it be a classy look for work or a casual look for summer outings, may these durable Shen Yun-inspired leather pieces let you shine with elegance and joy for many years to come.