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Olypia Le-TanJane Eyre embroidered clutch (1880 $)
Charlotte Brontë's novel Jane Eyre is the latest addition to Olympia Le-Tan's range of book clutches. Felt appliqués and embroidery in pretty shades of pink and blue beautifully depict the protagonist. This collectible canvas design has been entirely made by hand and features a stitched identity number at the back.
Playing on our sentimentality to get us to pay top dollar is something I doubt Charlotte Brontë would approve of, so let’s break things down for a minute. The felt appliqués are easy enough to create on your own, in fact I would say a grade school arts and crafts class could make them (and as a certified 2nd grade book report and puppet making assistant, I would know). The embroidery is not incredibly detailed either, and while the clutch is “Hand Made in France,” it’s basically just canvas, a metal frame, and a poplin interior. So what does the book club think – snob or slob? (Bag Snob Tina)
Handmade Beech frame, available with Solid American Black Walnut or White Oak legs.
Designed by Sean Dare.