Butterscotch Kiss 01/01


One of a kind handbag.

Handcrafted Original, by Barbara Rhodes.

  • Made from antique Japanese silk and metallic brocade of an OBI
  • Rooster tail feathers
  • Swarovski crystal feet
  • For size and more details see full description below…

1 in stock


This is definitely a “Mini” handbag and part of The Asian Collection, a collection so named as the fabrics are all from Antique Japanese Silk Kimonos. The smallest of my bags has been made using a piece from an antique silk and metal threaded OBI (the term the Japanese use for the wide fabric they tie around the waist of the Kimono). The colours used are a deep gold thread with accents of silver and bronze on a chocolate silk satin background, fortified with a strong interfacing to give it shape and strength. Lined with a butterscotch coloured duppioni, there is a credit card pocket attached and the bags name and number are embroidered there. I’ve added the beautiful soft rooster tail feathers in a lovely russet colour mixed with some iridescent dark brown feathers to top it off. The softness of the feathers offsets the rigid metallic look. The front of the bag is a mixture of chrysanthemums in different sizes and shapes. The handle is a joyous braid, mixed gold, silver and bronze/copper threads form a 12mill cord to hold this treasure. Smokey topaz Swarovski crystal beaded feet keep this little charmer from touching ground. A little band of gold gimp separates the fabric and feathers.

The bags dimensions are 6 1/2” (17 cm) wide x 3 1/2” (9 cm) deep x 10” (26 cm) high to the top of the handle: the actual bag is 5” 13 cm high.

Cleaning Instructions: As this is silk spot cleaning by a very good dry cleaner is suggested. While not in use the bag should have the acid free tissue stuffing replaced in it to keep its shape, and kept in the clear plastic bag to keep dust off it.

This is a one of a kind item.

ButterScotch Kiss sells for $350.00


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