Black Tote with Pink Felt Bows. 1960s. Maker: Garay. Large size black tote made of woven fabric with cardboard inside the front, back and bottom to help keep its shape. Covered with fabulous pink felt bows that are embellished with silvertone studs and clear gems. No closure. Two fabric handles. Lined in lightweight pale pink fabric. Two inner pockets; one that zips.
I just love that this has pink bows, which are very girly, but have also come to represent, in refined ribbon form, the fight against breast cancer. Check out this wonderful Pinterest board: http://pinterest.com/tricianash/cancer-ribbon-tattoos/