Velvet Pacific Cosmetic Bag
Velvet Pacific Cosmetic Bag
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Velvet Pacific Cosmetic Bag

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This luxurious lined cosmetic bag with tasseled zip is a good size to hold your cosmetics and bathroom products. It measures 250 x 430mm

This rich velvet design that this cosmetic bag is made from depicts an early Pacific landscape.   In 1804, Joseph Dufour created Les Sauvages de la Mer Pacifique, a sophisticated 20-panel scenic wallpaper whose exotic subject matter referenced popular illustrations of the times and mirrored a widespread fascination with Captain Cook and de la Perouse Pacific voyages. It was very fashionable in its time.

Two centuries later Lisa Reihana, a New Zealand artist,  reanimated this popular wallpaper as a panoramic video spanning a width of 26 meters.  Her interpretation of the interaction between the two cultures is somewhat different.  She reveals the complexities of cultural identities and colonisation.  The work, called in Pursuit of Venus [infected] represented New Zealand at the Venice Biennale 2017.

The cosmetic bag is made from a micro-fiber polyester velvet.  It is really easy to clean with just a damp cloth.