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.