Floral Suzani Bag
This limited edition vintage fabric bag was handmade in Louisiana by Carol Ridenour, who launched her textile company, called Pheobe 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 experienced a revival in recent years. Carol imports both vintage and new Suzanis for her creations.
This bag features a new Suzani showcasing brilliant floral motifs rendered in chain stitching. A careful examination reveals faint outlines of the hand-drawn pencil lines the maker used to outline the pattern.
The strap is adorned with a vintage turquoise glass bead chain, a vintage Czech bead, a piece of coral, and a vintage West German glass button. It can be removed and worn as a bracelet.
Your bag will be one of only four in the world.
In this piece:
- Cotton fabric & thread
- Hand-sewn in Louisiana
- Zippered interior pouch with vintage domino zipper pull
- Genuine leather straps
- Size is 12 1/2” W x 14" H
- A removable bracelet that is 7.5” long
- Vintage Czech glass bead
- Vintage West German glass button circa the 1950s
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