This limited edition fabric handbag was handmade in Louisiana by Carol Ridenour, who launched her textile company, called Phoebe Rose, after retiring from her career as a medical doctor.
For this bag, Carol chose a new Uzbekistani Suzani textile that showcases a colorful floral motif rendered in hand-sewn chain stitching. A careful examination reveals the faint hand-drawn pencil lines the maker used to outline the pattern.
Suzanis are decorative Central Asian tribal textiles traditionally hand-embroidered by brides in preparation for their wedding day. It’s an art form that dates back to the 15th century and Carol imports both new and vintage Suzani textiles.
We added a removable bracelet handmade in our St. Francisville studio featuring beads of cinnabar, vintage blue, and white Czech glass, and lampworked navy glass.
In this piece:
The removable bracelet is 7 3/4” long
Beads of cinnabar, vintage blue & white Czech glass & lampworked navy glass
Cotton Suzani fabric & thread with hand-stitched embroidery
Hand-sewn in Louisiana
Zippered interior pouch with beaded zipper pull
Genuine leather straps
The bag size is 15” W x 16" H
Your bag will be one of only 5 in the world.
This special piece doesn’t qualify for free shipping.