The Art of a Bag
The love of Art is at the core of Ennigaldi. For the first season, the ancient works of Mesopotamia are looked to for inspiration and reinvigorated. This precious artistic movement takes on a new life against the ever-changing canvas of our modern times, not only as a bag but as a piece of art, ensuring it remains cherished but exposed for all to see and admire.
Babylonian art is a reflection of the period’s cultural practices, inseparable from Mesopotamian history itself. The civilised world owes so much to the movement for its visual culture, the invention of writing and the first museum. The art has meaning, portraying subjects and stories. Our first collection is modelled on Mesopotamian art, which unlike other periods, shows a unique emphasis on texture and weight and is based primarily around emperors and gods who were worshipped and celebrated, introducing hierarchic and ritualistic elements.
Drawing from a palette of majestic ultramarine and earthy tones of ochres and terracotta, the bags reflect the ancient art of Mesopotamia. The laser cut motifs are meticulously detailed with historical references from art and architecture of the period. Birds, floral and diamond patterns intertwine with laurel leaves and are framed within the strong balanced geometric lines of the silhouettes.
We think of each bag as a protective amulet to guide and protect you along your way. Each piece is named after a Babylonian goddess and infused with the positive energy they represent.
Ennigaldi is committed to the highest form of quality and craftsmanship. Our bags are designed in London and handcrafted by dedicated artisans in Italy using the most exquisite materials including leather from one of the finest European tanneries and gold-plated hardware. Stemming from a steadfast love of art and stories of artful realms of ancient times, an Ennigaldi bag carries more than just the journey it will embark on today. It is more than just a bag but a work of art in itself.