Sunday, April 5, 2015

NEW MESSENGER BAG - EMBROIDERY FROM THE SINAI



I never tire of using this beautiful old embroidery in my bags. It is harder to find now. On my last trips to the market in Jaffa I was not lucky. I used this piece for the flap, and another part of it for a large pocket on the back of this bag. Black linen brings out the red and pink hues wonderfully and causes elegance. Under the flap a cell phone pocket is hidden, and this bag too has two inside pockets, one zippered.


Not all the embroidery I get my hands on is equally masterful executed. This one certainly is perfect. I wish I could meet the Bedouin woman who for hours on end sat with idle fingers, choosing colors and pattern, and stitching away. And I would like to find out how her dress ended at the flea market, cut up into pieces. Nothing do I know about her and her life. Handling her gorgeous work makes me wish to honor it and give it new meaning.


6 comments:

Bob Bushell said...

Oh, its awesome, beautiful bag Yael.

Dawn of LaTouchables said...

You certainly do give it new meaning, Yael. GORGEOUS!

Grace said...

gorgeous!

Lisa Zinza said...

stunning ... absolutely stunning ... black & red is just so striking isn't it! I love your travels!

Fabulous textile!!

Tammie Lee said...

both embroidery and bag are beautiful. i love embroidery, age old meditative thing to do, as is sewing a bag.

stardust said...

Dear Yael - Your lovely comment brought me here to realize how you’ve been productive in both sewing and blogging. I rarely open Dashboard to find new posts as I’ve been babysitting half a month and been slow in blogging. I was happy for you that you enjoyed your solitary time being in one with nature. The embroidery is a masterpiece of craftsmanship and you gave it the second life so nicely.

Yoko