Kotur is a brand that bridges the gap between modern technique and traditional craftsmanship. These words perfectly describe this extra large clutch made of a black straw woven in a basket weave pattern. However, straw isn't the only material used as black python snakeskin contributes to the beauty of the bag. The bag is Asian inspired. The clutch is rectangular and there is a snakeskin wristlet which can be used to carry the bag. The zig- zag or chevron pattern of the straw is dominant and appealing.The straw is black with hues of the deepest and darkest brown. A large tab made of the black python skin comes from behind and is part of the closure . The clasp is huge and made of brass. It is a mandarin clasp and is similar to the "fish" closure seen on traditional Japanese basket bags. The clasp is scalloped on the edges of a huge circular piece. There are large silver tone studs and the actual closure piece is also studded with huge brass fittings. It has an antiqued patina. "Kotur"is imprinted on it. It is the focus point of the bag and makes a definite statement. The bag closes with a zipper that has "Kotur" printed on it. There is an unusual slide pin closure on the top that is meant to secure the zipper closure (see picture). The inside is lined with a chartreuse colored metallic fabric. The fabric has a deco inspired design and the "Kotur" gold tone identification panel is affixed inside. There are two sewn in open pockets. The inside is in great condition without significant signs of age or wear. The bag measures 12"w x 6 3/4"h x 1 1/2"d. The bag is in wonderful condition. There is a small amount of paint wear on the straw and the clasp has faint scratches to be expected. This bag is a wonderful example of skilled craftsmanship and innovative design meshing the "old with the new." It is unusual and its use of varied materials contributes to its overall appeal. Condition: Excellent VINTAGE Condition
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