Our Grace Shoulder Bag is reminiscent of an Edwardian gypsy satchel. It is designed to lay gracefully beautifully across your shoulder with a softly curved front flap. As with most of the purses in our collection it is crafted from Antique embroidered silk crepe reclaimed from a Circa 1920 Antique Canton Shawl. The intricate turquoise blue chinoiserie embroidery of flowers and foliage fills the elegant ivory crepe panel. Exquisite antique silk tasseled fringe follows the romantic curve shape of this ultra feminine purse.
• One of a kind
• Antique C 1920 ivory silk crepe reclaimed from a Canton Shawl
• Ornate Chinoiserie embroidery in turquoise blue
• Opulent hand woven pure silk fringe with tassels
• Linen blend structure, lining and strap
• 13 1/2″ x 12 1/2″ overall size
• Exclusively handmade at Le Nouveaurose Studio – USA
The interior structure of both the strap and body in textured linen blend makes this one of a kind purse both sturdy and wearable.
As our signature design the Grace Shoulder Bag is beautifully hand assembled using meticulous couture sewing techniques. We use the finest Antique and vintage textiles throughout our Collection of clothing and decor making every item exclusive and one of a kind. Imperfections due to age are a natural characteristic we believe lends to the inherent beauty of our heirloom creations.
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* The Canton Shawl : In 1565 the Manilla galleon trade route from Manilla, through the northern Pacific around Japan opened the door for the Spanish King to allow Filipino’s to trade with China. A large square silk “Canton Shawl” with elaborate embroidery arrived in the Philipines, and soon became known as the Manton de Manilla. Early embroidered themes of frogs, Chinese people, scenes, birds and flowers transitioned into floral and foliage themes that were popular in Seville. Fashionable Spanish women wanted deep fringes to be added around the borders so there would be movement of the fringes, and call attention to the wearer.