Htay / Clutch bag

Clutch bag

It is a simple but special clutch I brought to the United States with me from Myanmar, my home country. It is a beautifully hand-sewn bag made out of thick cloth. The front design reflects the ancient culture of Myanmar by featuring a queen with extremely long hair in her green traditional Myanmar attire, posing on an antique wooden couch. The background is a palace where the royal families used to live during the old times. What is special about this clutch is that it is the farewell gift from my best friend and the print on the back of it, that says "I love Myanmar" in our mother language makes it more special. I proudly hold it on every occasion from the Thanksgiving dinner to a friend’s birthday party and I always get compliments about its chic design.

It is more than a clutch to me because whenever I use it, it reminds me of where I actually come from, no matter where I am now and of course, I miss my best friend too.

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