This is our best selling embroidery tote made from a vintage baby carrier from the 90s. The hues in this tote are so pretty. If you love purple and pink, this is the tote for you!
The two love birds are smooching each other amongst a bouquet of flowers. The pinks and purples tones looks so nice together. The back side of this tote has more birds and a large peony flower. The hand embroidery on this tote is just impressive!
❤ Magnetic snap closure
❤ Expandable leather strap sides
❤ Lined in brown ultrasuede
❤ Interior zippered compartment
❤ Interior dual slide pockets
❤ Antique Bronze hardware
❤ Adjustable soft and supple braided brown leather
18"L x 12"H x 3"D
Bag drop length 9" adjustable to 12"
The artisan mothers who made these types of baby carriers would labor over their children’s carrier as a form of protection, intricately stitching and decorating their with designs of birds, flowers and other talismans as they see that these items offer protection against mishaps keeping the child camouflaged and protected from evil spirits.
We will try to advise you of any imperfections that we see on these vintage textiles. Please keep in mind that the imperfections are not considered defective but are considered a natural characteristic of a vintage historical textile. The design of the embroidery panel was first hand drawn then embroidered on. There are a few traces of unfinished embroidery where you can see the ink traces remaining.
We are not experts on vintage textile valuation but from our sourcing trips and talking to the artisans who make them we believe that the textiles range in age from five to eighty plus years old. The artisans spend many months, years, a lifetime perfecting up to fourteen different types of hand stitching techniques. Most of these textiles were originally made for special celebrations such as wedding, baby births and new year celebrations.