Naiara: An Object of Our Heritage

During a time when the smallest of treasures and exchanges are increasingly precious, the designers at BONIA set out to explore what inspires us during these challenging times. With the Naiara Shoulder Bag, that journey took us to Penang, where our founder S.S. Chiang started his career in leather making.

The designers then cast a nostalgic eye to the city itself and its rich cultural influences. A prevalent feature of Penang are the ornate tiles that decorate its walkways, homes and shops, bringing colour to every corner. Once beautifully hand-painted, Peranakan tiles are a part of the city’s beauty, and a symbol of the close-knit Nyonya communities of Malaysia.
Our Naiara Shoulder Bag draws from these traditional design cues to evoke a past elegance with a thoroughly modern, minimalist influence. The quilted eye-catcher comes in a range of easy-to-wear hues, and features a subtle, monochromatic Neu B logo and two detachable straps for countless styling options. For an additional touch of luxury, opt for the shorter strap – an upscale gold-link chain that is sure to catch the sunlight.
The Naiara Shoulder Bag is available in stores and online.