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Usually when something fades, it is not for the better. This bag is the exception to that statement. The bag is a woven wicker handbag by the acclaimed manufacturer Koret, circa 1960's. It originally used bright and colorful wicker as can be seen in one of the pictures. However, over time, the wicker has faded to muted and soft colors that are very tropical and yet calming at the same time. The fading is uniform so that you would not know it happened if it weren't for the bottom being the "giveaway.". Koret was one of the top manufacturers of bags during the mid century and their bags are still sought after today. All their products were "top of the line" and were made using the finest materials, usually a soft leather. This straw bag opens like a train case with the top being divided into two parts that open when the locking mechanism is employed. The bag is very rounded. It is medium size. The wicker is woven in a zig zag pattern throughout. This stepped pattern emphasizes the "up and down" design of the bag. The colors have transformed into shades of pink, salmon, raspberry, wheat, mocha and chestnut. The effect is very summery. The hand is also woven and it is mostly wheat colored and light coral. It attaches to the bag with bold and bright hardware that does show wear. The drop is 3". The locking mechanism is also chunky and does show time and use. There are 4 turned "feet" at the bottom for protection. The inside is covered with what appears to be a bright turquoise leather (?). There is an open slip pocket which is lined with gold fabric (an indication of a high end bag). "Italy" and "Koret" (with the galloping gazelle) are stamped inside. The inside shows age and wear. It could use a good clean. The measurements are 6 1/2"h x 8"w x 5"d. Despite its age and use indications, the bag has plenty of life left in it and stills presents well. It is priced accordingly. Great bag, great price! Condition: Very Good VINTAGE Condition

ITEM ID
RL-2515
ITEM TYPE
Vintage

Vintage Koret Woven Wicker Handbag

$60

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