Material: Tinalak fabric and Snake Leather trim
Embroidery: Glass Beads and Straw
Closure: Turquoise stones in brass
Strap: Short snake leather handle and Long snake leather cross body strap
Extras: Gold metal chain handle and accent
Dimensions: 16 x 23 x 6 cm
GUSTOKO was created by Paula Figueras to showcase her love and recognition for the artisans of her home country, the Philippines.
The creative process begins in Lisbon, where Paula is based, and all the handbags and accessories are handmade by craftsmen from different islands in the Philippines archipelago. Paula sources all that is indigenous to her country and translates it into exquisite pieces that are elegant and desirable.
The brand uses distinctive weaving and embroidery techniques in exclusive natural fibers to create a line of modern classics. Wood, exotic leathers and shells are also creatively used in a line of polished pieces that reflect both an eye towards the future and a nostalgia for old school sophistication.