Vintage Carpet tote.
With purple dyed hair on cowhide bottom and purple leather handles.
Interior with 3” leather top and beautiful vintage purple brocade lining
One leather zippered interior pocket and 2 open hand beaded, fabric pockets.
Leather strap with brass toggle for easy to find keys.
18”wide x 12” high with 5” soft bottom
All my handbags are made with high quality materials used in both what shows and in the unseen “guts” of the purse construction. Brass and steel toggles, magnets, zippers, and thread have all been tested to wear well. I love to use interesting “found objects” such as old buttons, keys, silk and satin ribbons, and laces, and am always looking for new and different inventory.
I hand pick every fabric from fine vintage and contemporary selections. I especially love ethnic textiles from Japan, Africa, Central and South America and vintage finds from estate sales and antique shops. Leather and cowhide is also carefully selected so that only top grade materials are used.
Each lining fabric is specially picked to give the owner a beautiful interior. I sometimes dye and design some of my own fabrics to be used. Most purses have several pockets that are hand beaded with beads from vintage jewelry, crystal beads or cut stones. The interior of my purses are as lovely as the outside of the purse!
Hand selection of all the materials and taking the time to put special details in can be time consuming, but the result is high quality, fine purses and accessories that will look beautiful and be functional for many years these purses are so special and unique, they never go out of style!