Tote Bag | Hand-Sewn Vintage Fabric, Button & Brooch
Tote Bag | Hand-Sewn Vintage Fabric, Button & Brooch
Tote Bag | Hand-Sewn Vintage Fabric, Button & Brooch
Tote Bag | Hand-Sewn Vintage Fabric, Button & Brooch

Folklore Fusion Tote Bag

This limited edition vintage fabric bag is the collaborative brainchild of retired medical doctor Carol Ridenour and our founder Susan Davis.

When Carol retired from medicine she decided to pursue her creative passion for sewing. She founded a company called Phoebe Rose and started making tote bags from gorgeous upholstery and vintage suzanis (decorative tribal textiles from Central Asia).

This fall, Susan Davis, a perennial collector, visited Carol's light-filled forest studio and shared the fabric collection she's accumulated over decades of hunting for antique buttons.

This sophisticated 1960s kettle cloth cotton is an unexpected combination of Asian motifs rendered in a folkloric style. Carol found just the right fabrics to complement it with a sturdy geometric fabric bottom and a delicate calico floral interior.

Susan then added a brooch made from a vintage buckle and a rare large red Czech cabochon depicting a forest motif from the Grandmother's Buttons collection.

There are only five of this bag in existence so yours will be special.

In this piece:

  • Removable brooch made from 1930s buckle
  • The brooch is 2 1/4” long x  2” wide
  • Large red Czech cabochon with forest motif circa the 1930s
  • Hand-sewn in Louisiana
  • Zippered interior pouch
  • Genuine leather straps
  • Size is 17" W x 18" H

Shop the collection: Designers Market

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