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Woman's Handbag

Italian
2011
Designed by Ilaria Venturini Fendi (Italian)


Dimensions

Height x length: 43.2 x 40.6 x 22.9 cm (17 x 16 x 9 in.)

Accession Number

2012.172

Medium or Technique

Maasai fabrics, military blankets, African kanga fabric, reused drawer pulls, wood, leather remnants, PVC, vintage fabric lining, shutter straps

Not On View

Collections

Contemporary Art, Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

“Dragon Drawer 323” large-scale handbag made out of recycled materials including a carved wooden panel made by African women that reads “Save Waste from Waste.” The front panel consists of triangular scraps of brightly-colored formed into a sunburst pattern. The back and sides are made from gray and green military blankets. Short straps.

Signed

Labeled "Carmina Campus, Made in Italy, 323"

Provenance

Gift of Carmina Campus SRL to the MFA. (Accession date: April 25, 2012)

Credit Line

Gift of Carmina Campus SRL