Japanese Textile Baguettes
This capsule collection consists of 25 Baguette handbags - each handcrafted from vintage Japanese kimono textiles sourced from Japan.
Japanese textiles have historically developed through an interaction of external influences & indigenous techniques and design choices, and a tendency to develop both technology & aesthetics to a high degree of refinement.
A vintage obijime, a braided cord belt used to tie kimonos closed, is included with each bag.
Fabric sourcing, research, concept, photography: Asata Maisé Beeks
This project was supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on DelawareScene.com.