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This bag has been completely handmade by Canadian artist C. Lovisa. Each bag has been made with custom original sizing and styles. There are never two bags alike as the "artwork" on the bag is either an original painting, art print or needlepoint. These rescued artworks come from thrift stores or antique stores. Once they are removed from their original confines, usually a frame or stapled to a wooden panel, they become the feature panel for a bag. Complimentary vintage fabrics are recycled into becoming the bags' panels. In some bags, pockets, straps and hardware are integrated form other recycled purses and handbags. These bags are purposefully left unlined with backs of artwork exposed so that the handmade raw nature of the bag is allowed to show through in the quality. Each bag boasts tons of hand-stitching in complimentary colours to show-off its unique nature.
This shoulder bag is quite large. It features a beautiful vintage needlepoint art piece. The closure is an antique sewing machine "part" and an old bobbin would together with a leather strand. The bag boasts a wide comfortable strap for over shoulder toting. The stains are original and important to the piece as some of the fabric is cut from antique flour sacs. Maybe this becomes your favourite junking bag or perhaps your very finest grocery bag? Whatever your intended purpose, you'll be thrilled with carrying around a piece of original art!