Tote Bag - Hand-Sewn Vintage Fabric, Chain and Bead Strap
Tote Bag - Hand-Sewn Vintage Fabric, Chain and Bead Strap
Tote Bag - Hand-Sewn Vintage Fabric, Chain and Bead Strap
Tote Bag - Hand-Sewn Vintage Fabric, Chain and Bead Strap

Floral Suzani Bag 2

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 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 hand-wrapped chain made with semi-precious carnelian, jade, and citrine beads that 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 beaded zipper pull
  • Genuine leather straps
  • Size is 12” W x 14" H
  • A removable bracelet that is 7.5” long

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