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Calypso Clutch

$160.00

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PRODUCT: Calypso Clutch
MADE: USA
SIZE: 7" high x 12.5" wide x .75" deep
MATERIALS: Coated canvas
DESIGNER: Kent Stetson
This stunning, asymmetrical clutch with a calypso design is handcrafted in USA. It includes a removable cross-body chain, logo dust bag, clear vinyl inner pocket, and is individually signed by designer Kent Stetson. Magnetic closure.

Stetson says, "In 2003 after the disappointment of dismantling an exhibition of my paintings where nothing sold, I started cutting up the canvas pieces and sewing them in to bags. They sold immediately.

Raised on a farm, watching my mother repair and maintain the harnesses for the horses, I gathered a sense of the craft of leatherwork. I had the tools that I needed, I simply had to connect the dots to my paintings. It turns out that I did not need a wall to display my art, and that a bag was a perfect way to package my art. Originally, bags were a framing device—they since have become my medium. The signature clutch bags are made from luxury-quality coated canvas, and range in style from traditionally artistic to kitsch.

I employee a team of highly-skilled technicians who work alongside me to produce each piece. Our Rhode-Island workshop has a high bar for excellence, earning many awards. The pieces are produced to order, making each one specially for the recipient. There are nearly 50 steps in making each of our signature bags, in a process that has been refined over the past 15 years."
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