Whenever I go to the zoo, the first place that I visit is the monkey house. Many animals possess a quality that amuses and makes us laugh (eg dogs), but the monkeys come in first as comedians of the animal kingdom. This bag by Jamin Puech pays homage to these creatures. Benit Jamin and Isabelle Puech joined forces in the late 20th century and created a fashion accessory line that stressed a Bohemian flair often using mixed materials producing handmade bags in limited editions. This dynamite fashion house targeted the young and the "young at heart." Their boutiques are in the most swankiest fashion centers in the world. This bag has a funky vibe and is comical yet at the same time, it is masterly crafted and incorporates a variety of diverse materials. The bag can be considered a medium size tote style bag. It is rectangular in shape and has rounded bottom corners. The bag is covered with different fabric, 7/8 of the surface is covered with a mustard gold colored fabric upon which there is a strong and clear net material. The top eighth of the bag is just this mesh like fabric and is trimmed with woven chocolate brown leather trim. This creates a top section that is see thru and this adds to the interest of the bag. There is brown leather trim bordering the bag and the flat bottom is the woven leather with four little "buns" affixed for protection. Now to the palette of the bag. It is a jungle "scene" where embroidered monkeys are doing their monkey business in an embroidered palm trees setting. The monkeys are embroidered with a light beige thread using the silk stitch. They are bordered in brown stitchery and their eyes are small black beads. The trees, on the other hand, are woven out of raffia threads in sea green and off white colors. The trunks are a zig zag pattern of beige and brown done in the silk stitch. The trees have significant depth and dimension. There are other plants crafted in a similar manner and their dimension is even greater that the palms. Lastly, reddish brown glass beads and small wood beads embellish the scene as does other small glass beads and sequins. Can there be anything more??? What tremendous detail and creativity went into this wonderful scene. There is a smaller scene on the back as well as on a zippered compartment on the back bottom corner of the tote(perhaps for a cell phone). A brown leather woven tab comes from behind but there isn't a snap. There are two woven leather carry straps with a drop of 6". The inside is lined with a black and grey linear patterned fabric. There is a zippered pocket and the leather "JAMIN PUECH" identification tag is affixed inside. The original blue striped dust bag is included. The inside is very clean. The measurements are 12"w x 10" x 3". The bag is also in great condition without any indications to note. Would be a great bag to wear on the planet of the apes, but I think it still works well on the planet earth. What a gas! Condition: Excellent VINTAGE Condition
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Vintage Jamin Puech Funky Monkey Fabric and Leather Embroidered Handbag/Tote
$115 SALE PENDING
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