Combining glittering color and incredible hand-embroidery, this vintage handbag is a must-have for the bohemian-chic fashionista.
The handbag has been ornately and masterfully embellished with hand-stitched "bullion" embroidery.
Bullion embroidery is characterized by working silver or gold thread into an embroidered design, and this bag has it in spades.
As you can see, the front flap of the handbag is covered from top to bottom in an exotic motif featuring palm trees, elegant symmetrical shapes and a dazzling peacock in the center.
The peacock's body and head are rendered with fine lapis-blue thread while the eyes of his feathers are characterized by turquoise-colored thread with vivid red accents.
The rest of the pattern is done in substantial metallic-silver thread.
The dimensional thread gives the design a wonderfully dimensional and tactile appeal. It feels amazing to touch and gives off a beautiful reflective sparkle.
A short handle (also covered in metallic thread) make the bag perfect for carrying and displaying, though it can be tucked inside should you wish to carry the piece like a clutch.
The interior and underside of the front flapped are lined with sumptuous black grosgrain.
Inside, you will find a small pocket, perfect for carrying cards, cash or a compact.
Though the strap shows some minor wear, this incredible handbag remains in outstanding vintage condition.
This is definitely a rare piece that is sure to garner a lot of compliments.
Measurements: Handbag is 8" long, 5" tall and 1 1/4" deep, Strap is 10 1/4" long and 5mm wide Weight: 128 grams (4.52 oz)