Handmade Floral Embroidered Tote Purse
Handmade Floral Embroidered Tote Purse
Handmade Floral Embroidered Tote Purse
Handmade Floral Embroidered Tote Purse
Handmade Floral Embroidered Tote Purse
Handmade Floral Embroidered Tote Purse
Handmade Floral Embroidered Tote Purse

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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