Ann Marie's Boutique
May your days be "Merry" and bright! They will be with our adorable Merry custom clutch handbag. Definitely a conversation piece! And a classic you'll use year after year. The perfect size- it will hold your cell phone and other essentials. In glossy black with a holiday plaid ribbon and beautiful gold embroidered 3-D letters. Perfect for gifting or for yourself. You'll use it year after year.
These bags are woven by Master weavers of the Tenganan region, using Ata grass, a vine indigenous to the foothills of volcanoes on the Indonesian Island of Bali. This art form is handed down through the generations and is unique to Indonesia. The bags are not made in a factory, the artists work from home in their villages. Bags can take up to 4 weeks to complete. The warm golden honey color of the Ata grass develops naturally from slow smoking over a fire of coconut husks soaked in honey. The resultant aroma is your assurance of authenticity, we affectionately call them "bacon bags." If you wish to minimize the smoky scent, a product like Febreze and a few days in the open air will help dissipate the scent. Subtle differences in size, shape, weave, and finishes are part of the beauty of this handmade product.
Working from our Baltimore studio, the team hand adorns the Balinese ata grass bags with ribbons, jewelry, gold plated findings and natural sea shells. Subtle differences in adornments and ribbons are what makes each bag extraordinary.
Decorated and appliqued here in the United States. Each custom bag is as unique as the women who carry them.
Bag fabrication: Handwoven Bali Bag
Size 9"w x 3.5"h x 2"d
Style: Colette- Merry