Pomegranate Suzani Tote

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This limited edition vintage fabric bag was handmade in Louisiana by Carol Ridenour, who launched her textile company, called Phoebe Rose, after retiring from her career as a medical doctor.

Carol imports exquisite textiles called Suzanis from Uzbekistan. Hand embroidered Suzani textiles are traditionally made by brides for their wedding dowries. It's a craft with centuries of history that has recently experienced a revival. Carol imports both vintage and new Suzanis for her creations.

This bag features a new Suzani showcasing bright pomegranates rendered in chain stitching on an unusual mustard-colored background. A careful examination reveals faint outlines of the hand-drawn pencil lines the maker used to outline the pattern. 

A hallmark of Carol's bags is the exuberant combinations of fabrics. Here she combines a vibrant folkloric floral for the purse lining with a muted calico for the interior of the zippered pocket.

Grandmother's Buttons added a removable bracelet made of hand-wrapped beads in jade, resin, and Czech glass.

Your bag will be one of only five in the world.

This special piece is not eligible for free shipping.

In this piece:

  • The bracelet is 7 1/2" long
  • The bracelet includes hand-wrapped jade, resin, & Czech glass beads
  • Cotton Suzani fabric & thread
  • Hand-sewn in Louisiana
  • Zippered interior pouch with beaded zipper pull
  • Genuine leather straps
  • Size is 17" W x 17" H

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