...love that! wow, thank you for sharing this pic. who knew..Cabat Weaving
It is handmade from 70 fettuccine-thin strips of leather, which are intricately woven through tiny slots. This creates a plaited effect, inside and out, which doubles the bag's strength. The technique was invented by Bottega Veneta in the Sixties, when the company was established in Vicenza. Bottega means "a place of work for artisans" and Veneta refers to the Veneto region of eastern Italy, where they are based. The intensive labour that is involved in making each bag - two days' handiwork by two people - restricts production to a maximum of 200 of each style, each season, for worldwide distribution
Interesting observation. I was mostly keen on the Veneta and I could definitely see this happening. This is probably why all other bags & clutches done with this treatment are mostly hand-held styles and not shoulder bags. Makes complete sense. Rafia is a plant-based material derived from a species of palm trees hence the texture.I was able to see the rafia bag at the Scottsdale store this past weekend. The SA and I both noticed how corse the stitching felt under your arm. This may be something that would lessen over time, but you could not wear silk as it would easily snag.