Magnetic Midnight’s first evening bag collection, Irachnae, takes its name (like the brand’s eponymous headpiece line) from a combination of the material it is made from- iraca- and the name of the skilled weaver Arachne, who in Greek mythology was turned into a spider for challenging the goddess Athena with her talent.
Each box is unique, woven by hand into beautifully intricate geometric and organic patterns, creating a lace-like web of flowers, spirals, grids and stripes that capture the essential beauty of the traditional weaving techniques of the artisans of Usiacurí and their mastery of the iraca palm (Carludovica palmate).
This humble material is transformed into an exquisite object by skillful weaving, which highlights the subtleness of the craft and material through a play on patterns, colors and textures. In some cases, the boxes are dipped in gold to further enhance its beauty. Magnetic Midnight turns an evening bag into a statement accessory that is both an exceptional piece of jewelry and an objet d’art: a modern day minaudiere.
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