Handbag

1998 (made)
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Not currently on display at the V&A

Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

A group of British accessory makers emerged in the 1990s, in the long tradition of the artist-craftsman. These include Emily Jo Gibbs, who creates delicate purses and bags in metals and silks. Gibbs describes herself as 'a craftsperson because I design through making'. This drawstring purse is supported by a silver ring from which fuchsia-shaped metal tassels hang.


object details
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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Silk organza over dupion, with copper, brass and silver
Brief Description
Silk organza drawstring handbag purse, designed by Emily Jo Gibbs, England, 1998
Physical Description
Silk organza drawstring handbag purse with a circular base, and supported by a silver ring from which fuchsia-shaped copper and brass tassels hang.
Gallery Label
BAG T416-1998 EMILY JO GIBBS PURSE SILK ORGANZA OVER DUPION COPPER AND BRASS FLOWERS SILVER CHAIN 1998 " I SEE MYSELF AS A CRAFTSPERSON BECAUSE I DESIGN THROUGH MAKING"
Credit line
Given by the designer
Summary
A group of British accessory makers emerged in the 1990s, in the long tradition of the artist-craftsman. These include Emily Jo Gibbs, who creates delicate purses and bags in metals and silks. Gibbs describes herself as 'a craftsperson because I design through making'. This drawstring purse is supported by a silver ring from which fuchsia-shaped metal tassels hang.
Collection
Accession Number
T.416-1998

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record createdJanuary 14, 2004
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