"It is the melding of art and local beauty expressed in the combination of materials."
"Hello. I'm Sasithon Saisuk or you can call me Eaw, my nickname. I was born on April 30, 1968 and have two older sisters. My personality is optimistic, rejoicing, forgiving and never malicious. Although I can get angry easily, I calm down very quickly. When I was young, I was a shy girl and always obedient.
"After I finished high school, I worked for a newspaper with my sister, who is a journalist. But we couldn't separate our work and family relationships, so I returned to my hometown. I had a chance to study Thai dance and music, and in 2000 I began working at the school. It focuses on local intellectual methods and here I found an opportunity to do the things I truly love. I performed northern Thai regional dance and in addition I learned to make jewelry. It is the melding of art and local beauty expressed in the combination of materials.
"Silverwork is a regional tradition. I design the patterns for this kind of jewelry and adjust it to suit both local and contemporary clothing styles.
"I have recently begun experimenting with new materials, and I especially enjoy working with coconuts. First I used them to make jewelry, but then I started to explorre crafting other items, such as
belts, handbags, etc.
"I feel very proud of my work because I design it myself, I choose the materials, compose it and finally the piece becomes real. That's why I love it, and I hope my jewelry will be loved by everyone."
Saisuk crafts her work by hand. When working with silver, she first melts the silver-copper alloy in a crucible and decants it into a terracotta mold. After it hardens, she begins the painstaking task of sculpting the details of each bead, charm and pendant.
Sasithon Saisuk works in warm brown colors for the exclusive design of this shoulder bag. It features a mesh of coconut shell panels, the center ones engraved with flowers. The panels are linked with crocheted lines over a cotton pouch with an inner....read more
A sweet elephant proffers a lotus flower in the design of this original sling bag. The composition is done on batik over a khaki cotton sling bag. From Alaya Cholprasertsuk, the bag is lined in soft beige and features a zipper pocket. The bag closes....read more
Compact and beautiful, this petite handbag is crafted by hand. Sasithon Saisuk transforms coconut shells into flowers and links them with mango wood beads. Lined in brown cotton, the purse closes with a zipper.
This original tote handbag is crafted by hand. Sasithon Saisuk transforms coconut shell into flowers and links them with nylon cords. Lined in brown cotton, the purse features clusters of mango wood beads and a convenient inner pocket.
COLLECTIONS FEATURING Coconut Shell Handbags
Coconut Shell Handbags
Tote a piece of Thai culture with you everywhere you go when you shop NOVICA’s coconut shell handbags collection. The rich browns of the coconut shell makes these handbags appropriate for all seasons and with any outfit. Choose your style from shoulder bags, to coconut shell slings, flaps, totes, and everything in between. Make room in your closet for an exotic coconut shell accessory or give to a special woman in your life for a cultural gift she will never forget. Each piece from this collection includes the artisan’s story that made the beautiful bag of your choice, and your purchase will directly impact his or her life, which makes wearing it or giving it to someone else that much more meaningful.
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Every jewelry item comes with a free gift pouch, each with a unique regional twist.