Accessories brand, Baggu, has released a new collection in collaboration with The Metropolitan Museum of Art (The Met), celebrating the ubiquity of vessels across time and space. Drawn from pieces throughout The Met collection the limited-edition prints explore vessel motifs from ancient Greece, Qing dynasty China and 19th-century Britain. The collection includes three reusable bags, a set of three zip pouches and a set of three storage cubes. The launch is the second collection produced in collaboration between The Met and Baggu – the first launched in Aug. 2020 in celebration of The Met’s 150th anniversary.
The three designs include:
Blue & White Butterfly Vase: Late 17th-early 18th century Qing dynasty Chinese ceramic vase. Porcelain painted with cobalt blue under transparent glaze. Butterflies symbolize joy, marital happiness and longevity.
Greek Vessels: Based on various ancient terracotta vessels of Greco-Roman origin, ranging from 1500-300 BC.
Teapots Product: Based on an assortment of decorative British teapots, ca. 1700-1800. The commercial market for teapots exploded in the 18th century as tea trade expanded, and what was previously a luxury import became increasingly commonplace.