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1930s Vintage Barkcloth Fabric Metal Frame Crossbody Clutch Vegan Handbag Purse

Hand crafted vintage barkcloth classic metal frame clutch purse.

Sold By: Mercedes Sherwood Designs

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This lovely clutch purse is so versatile! As you can see from the pictures, it can be used as a clutch, with or without the wrist chain, a crossbody and/or shoulder bag as well as a wristlet. Everything you need is included!

This purse is hand made, by me, from vintage barkcloth fabric.

The fabric is 100% cotton and it’s reinforced with thick interfacing. The lining is also 100% cotton. The purse closes with an 8 inch antique brass kisslock frame and measures 9 1/2″ x 5 ½”, with a depth of 3 inches. This purse comes with the following: wrist chain, wrist strap, and crossbody/shoulder strap. The strap for the wrist and the crossbody/shoulder is 1/2″ wide. The crossbody strap is 54″ long and adjustable. (I know that this sounds crazy, but you could wrap it around your waist as a fanny pack!). Very versatile and a great size for you necessities!

Please note: this purse comes with a black strap. If you’d prefer a brown strap instead, please convo me! Thanks!

Purses are now exclusively made for you upon ordering! All purses will be made in limited quantities and outside fabric placement may not be exact to the picture shown, but will be as close as possible. Also, lining fabrics and zippers (if applicable) may change, but will always coordinate with outside fabric.

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Photos, description ©2018 Constance Scott, dba Mercedes Sherwood Designs.

What is Barkcloth?

Barkcloth is an upholstery weight cotton fabric, generally made into curtains, that had it’s heyday from the 1930s through the 1950s. The prints are usually bold, bright and quite distinctive to their era in history. Barkcloth from the 30’s often contained beautiful tropicals, often combining floral and geometric patterns. Fabric from the 40’s were rich in figural, regional imagery and fabric from the 50’s enjoyed images of atoms, cell structures and other geometrics. The term “barkcloth” was a generic household term of the period used to describe the nubby, bark-like texture of cotton curtains made from a twisted two-ply weave.

Additional Information
Weight .5 lbs
Dimensions 9.5 × 5.5 × 3 in