Thursday, March 21, 2013

Suki Wooden Box Bag with Asian Design


Woven Box Bag with Asian Motif. 1950s. Maker: Handbags by Suki, Miami, FLA. Black and silver metallic woven oval box bag with a black Lucite top. The top has a painted Asian/Oriental design that resembles a stylized geisha with a large fan. Also has glued-on rhinestones. Closes with a Lucite latch. Lined in pink fabric.



I have always wanted a Suki bag, but the workmanship and rarity makes them somewhat cost prohibitive. Then this one came up, priced very reasonably. It does have some damage to the design and missing rhinestones, but, hey, nobody’s perfect!


4 comments:

Cindy said...

I love your collection so much, that I’ve nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger award: http://brokecostumer.blogspot.com/2013/04/very-inspiring-blogger-award.html

Wendy said...

Thank you so much, Cindy! It makes me happy to know that so many people enjoy the blog. It gets hits every day from vintage purse lovers from all over the world!

May Loh said...

Gorgeous bag! Such luck to find one too!
May x
www.walkinginmay.com

Wendy said...

Thanks, May! I just saw a similar one--in pink--for sale online, but it was a bit out of my price range. Oh to be ridiculously wealthy... I'd have a house full of purses!