Collette fringed cross body bag
Anita Quansah London

Collette fringed cross body bag

Regular price £547.00

The Collette is a stunning celebration of artisanal craftsmanship and flamboyance. Ideal for a bohemian style lover looking for a fun addition to their daily look. This wearable art is a stylish way to carry the essentials and it's perfect for the summer season.

The Collette is a reworked design from my 2009 recycled tee-shirt  jewellery collection. This collection paved the way for me as a creative and designer. 
Not only did it broaden my perspective about recycling, It enriched and widened my design approach and attitude towards sustainability.

My aim for this piece was to recreate a fashionable, wearable art that has been designed with a different approach, incorporating some new ideas and materials that I have garnered over the years from my travels.

Each bead is sewn by hand for several hours, combined with fringe detailing which has been intricately cut, and made from old cotton jersey tee shirts and vintage scarves sourced from vintage shops down Brick lane, London. Each detail has a unique story which I've craftily curated  into this piece of collectable art.

Made from vintage hand-loomed multi-coloured striped anaphe wild silk Aso-oke fabric, crystal tear drop pendant, multifaceted crystal glass beads, glass beads, recycled African vinyl disc beads, recycled cotton jersey tee- shirts, vintage silk scarves, pom-poms, acrylic horn shaped beads, faux amber beads, acrylic tube beads, cowrie shells, wooden beads, parts of reclaimed old jewelleries and gold and silver plated brass beads, 

Pair this artisanal tassel bag with bohemian inspired separates or tailored pressed shirt, denim or linen shorts to showcase it's full beauty.

  • Details:
  • One of a kind
  • Multi-coloured
  • Zipper closure
  • Detachable and adjustable shoulder strap
  • Fully lined with recycled  printed fabric, 1-pocket interior closes with zipper
  • Measurements:
  • Height: 13.38in"/34cm
  • Width:  14.17in"/36cm
  • Strap drop: 30.31in"/77cm ( Can be adjusted for longer length)
  • Comes in a special tie-fastening wax print pouch
  • Ships 1-5 days
  • Handmade with love in the UK
  • This beautiful bag is very delicate and should be looked after with love. It's not made for the rain or water, so keep them dry and enjoy them longer
  • Free Domestic shipping
Additional Information:
Aso oke fabric, (Yoruba: Așǫ oke, pronounced ah-SHAW-okay) is a hand loomed cloth woven by the Yoruba people of Western Nigeria. Aso oke also means top cloth in the English Language. This special cloth is usually hand woven by men.
Please note the Aso-Oke used in this beautiful cross bag/ clutch is more than 25 years old, It was passed on to me as a family heirloom. Any imperfection on the fabric is not a flaw, it shows the age and uniqueness of this special piece.

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