Half Circle-Shaped Raffia Bag. 1960s. Maker: Simon Bros. Co. NY, Made in Italy. Wonderful unusually-shaped brown raffia bag with leaf-like detail on the front. The clasp is actually another piece of woven raffia that folds over and latches via a loop and button-like raffia piece. There’s a metal zipper at the top. Circular raffia handle completes the look.
I saw this many times at a local antique store and kept passing it by, but finally took the time to closely check it out. It was love at fourth—or maybe fifth—sight. I don’t have anything like this, and I realized it was a really great find.