Maria of Polazzo
The Municipality of Fogliano-Redipuglia (province of Gorizia), Italy
One of the most special bags I was compelled to create.
“Hand written tallies of the daily expenses, locks of her children’s hair, and a hidden box of letters full of history; of war and survival and a strength to enjoy the good days with family. Her joy and sadness absorbed in a delicate fabric square. A grand-daughter that will forever admire her grandmother.”
The compilation of work includes; exterior fabric vintage Austria (circa 1954), zipper Italy, the lining, which always gives me trouble to find old fashion bag lining, however, Manuela took me for a drive out to a warehouse of a high end Italian company, (I would tell you where, but why give away all my secrets). She really is a great friend and trade secrets tour guide while in Trieste. The handkerchiefs are even a longer story than the lining. Quite the hunt for vintage hand made italian handkie’s.
See more of this story in the Maria Blog.