Tulip Suzani Handbag

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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 brilliant tulip motifs rendered in chain stitching. 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 ikat print for the purse lining with a pop of bright pink floral fabric for the interior of the zippered pocket.

Grandmother's Buttons added a removable silver-plated bracelet with three charms including a midcentury West German moonglow glass button, a cinnabar ring, and a carved jade bead.

In this piece:

  • The removable bracelet is 7 1/2" long 
  • The bracelet features cinnabar, carved jade & mid-century West German moonglow glass button charms
  • Cotton Suzani fabric & thread
  • Hand-sewn in Louisiana
  • Zippered interior pouch with beaded zipper pull
  • Genuine leather straps
  • Size is 18" W x 17" H

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