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Handbags & Purses
This backpack style is fully lined and it has an inside zippered pocket in the main compartment, which is safety closed by a zipper top under the flap. We have one of each metallic colors: silver, gold and copper. Approx. measurements flat: 14" x 10". Shoulder straps measure 28"l. each.
This bag was manually hand-crocheted using hundreds of pop tabs. The woman who made this art piece is one of the most talented people I met in Brazil. Her name is Neide Ambrosio but she is known as Pretinha. She is the lady whom started the whole soda pop accessories trend many years ago and her designs have inspired many to create similar things. We have seen some others around but not one gets close to her high quality level of craftsmanship. Her gorgeous high quality bags are very sturdy and they have been featured in top fashion magazines as Vogue, Bazaar, In Style etc.. they are all over the world.
Her history is as good as her bags. After retiring from teaching in the University of Sao Paulo in Brazil, she moved to Rio de Janeiro City with her husband who is a musician. At the of 65 she found herself living in a new city where she didnt know people, didnt have a job as she as now retired.. long story short, she was walking in Copacabana Beach thinking about what she could do to keep herself busy etc, and she started picking up theses tabs found on the ground from trashed beer cans... the idea started there and then.
The making process on these awesome bags basically include: pick up tabs, washing (in her bath tub), spray coloring and putting it all together. Most of the bags are fully lined and some have inside zipper pocket. They are all gorgeous, creative, make-a-statement, conversation pieces. They also empowered many woman in need living in the slums of Brazil. Pretinha has been teaching her craft and hiring people to keep up with her business growth. New never used condition. Great authentic handmade gift!
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