Kat Purse in Ivory and Black by Katherine Ragghianti
This handbag is truly special. It is created from a wonderful cross-stitched obi combined with hakata obi and cotton kasuri kimono with fine wool for the gusset. It is lined with cotton yukata (cotton summer kimono fabric) with roomy pockets inside and out. The strap is padded with cotton cord and there is a magnetic snap closure as well as Katherine's signature kiku adornments.
Pacific Northwesterner Katherine Ragghianti creates one-of-a-kind, heirloom quality handbags from exquisite vintage Japanese kimono fabric. The beauty truly lies in Katherine's artistic intuition when it comes to combining prints along with her impeccable sewing skills and attention to detail.