vintage 50's bark cloth & linen eco friendly large slouch bag purse ooak - sepia floral
I love vintage, whatever form it comes in & it inspires me endlessly the way things used to be made to last, the time & care that went into the process & the joy I find in utilizing these beautiful vintage materials to re-create with.
One of a kind large slouch bag, handmade of vintage 50's nubby bark cloth printed with beautiful neutral range of sepia toned big, bold flowers in rust, sandy beige, gold, clay & browns against a parchment background. The fabric has a weighty gorgeous hand & feels so yummy & comforting to the touch. This beautiful bag has hand stitched details with brown & mustard yellow Irish waxed linen thread. Hand cut brown leather strap. Fully lined in organic linen. One interior pocket & antique brass magnetic snap closure set against hand stitched round brown leather accents. This bag is very generous in feel & size & ready to handle & carry a load!
Size: 19“ l x 19” w
Strap Length (from top edge): 22“ (3.5" side drop from top edge)
Made always with love in Hawaii, the land of sun & aloha....
Everything I create is original & one of a kind functional art. I love art in every shape & form but when it's functional, it does double duty. I am forever inspired by the beauty of nature & the culture of this wonderful world. All materials sourced are either vintage, recycled or eco-friendly in nature honoring my commitment to an environmentally sustainable business practice. I spend many many countless hours putting all my love into each & every piece I make starting from hand picking the fabric, hand washing & line drying, designing, drafting & cutting the pattern to sewing, stitching, ironing, hammering, stamping…. As with a lot of vintage or recycled materials, there are inherent markings that some may consider "flaws" ~ I personally find that it's these beautiful little "scars" that give each piece it's own special character, imparting a uniqueness that I could not create with a “perfect”, pristine brand new piece of fabric. I love the perfection of imperfection and I don't discard fabrics due to these "scars". Please keep this perspective in mind if you are thinking of purchasing any of my goods.
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