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Sometimes, paper rolls collect in my studio, remaining unused for long periods of time before I get around to using them in a project. Such is this lovely red paper adorned with what I am calling white poppies. I have tried to retrace my steps to source more of it. At the time of this writing, I am calling this paper "gone". Maybe more will find its way to me someday. I used a gold relief paint to outline the flowers, but other than that, this purse's front design gets all its beauty from the stunning red paper. The back is an embossed flower pattern, painted bronze. Top and bottom are also in an embossed complementary pattern.


As I worked, the dark, rich natural tones became as dominant as the red, as did this purse's sinuous organic themes screaming: "Art Nouveau". The stationary handle is red with aged gold leaves and other nature motifs, as was popular in the Art Nouveau movement. The removable silk yarn tassel set is handmade and embellished by me. Red painted wooden feet complete the look.


Inside, a red poppy design lines the sides of the purse. The rest is of a subtle beige pattern on white. Bands of glittery sparkle deliver the "wow" factor. There is a small mirror attached to the inside of the lid with a German foil "sunburst" halo behind it.



    Height, top to bottom, including handle:

    10 1/4 (in)


    Outside Width:

    7 1/2 (in)


    Outside depth:

    2 7/16 (in)


    Interior Dimensions:

    6 3/4 Tall X 5 5/16 Wide X 2 Deep (in)


    Please read FAQs about care and use of purse artwork.

    Special qualities: this purse is moderately sturdy. This purse has no discernable cigar smell


    Due to the handmade, one-of-a-kind nature of my artwork purses, I do not accept returns.

    Please examine the photos of the item closely to see any intrinsic flaws and imprefections in these upcycled art pieces. The substrate that I decorate is a wooden box manufactured by another entity outside of my control. I'm happy to answer any questions you have about this item. Feel free to contact me.

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