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Bark Cloth Foldover Purse Vintage Handmade Polynesian Tapa Cloth Tribal Textile

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Bark Cloth Foldover Purse Vintage Handmade Polynesian Tapa Cloth Tribal Textile

DETAILS ~ Tribal Bark Cloth Handmade Envelope Purse
Condition: EXCELLENT; very well preserved; appears unused; notable consideration is a somewhat rough horizontal line across top area on back where fabric appears to overlap, minimally apparent and no impact on character, strength or stability of textile/purse
Date Range: 1960s-1970s
Dimensions: Height, 7 7/8;” Foldover Flap, 3;” Width, 12;” Strap, 36”
Maker: Unknown; this piece originally belonged to a relative who traveled the world as part of an avant garde dance troupe in the 1960s and 1970s; unable to confirm specific artist, origin or date it was made.

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This striking tribal purse likely originated in Samoa in the 1960s or 1970s. A fusion of a stunning bark cloth textile of original design on the exterior that is faced with a beautiful woven lauhala lining, the bag is sewn together with a grass edging and hangs from a 36” braided grass strap in black. The foldover purse closes with a black braided grass loop and bead.

A fabulous mix of geometry and abstraction, the purse features an inspired blend of ancient motifs and modernism.

A great collector’s piece in excellent condition, the bag is a good size for holding an iPad (with room to spare for your phone) and, of course, it is also a beautiful work of art to display as part of your surroundings or a rarified adornment with so much life in its meshes ~

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Thanks so much for visiting the shop ~
To see all items, go to:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/Curiopolis

FREE GIFT WRAPPING is available for nearly any item in the shop (with a very few super sized or bulky exceptions). Your purchase will be elegantly packaged in a gift box presentation designed to make a favorable impression.

TO SAVE THIS ITEM AS A FAVORITE for future reference or purchase,
click heart button BELOW green "ADD TO CART" bar.
FOR IMMEDIATE PURCHASE, click the green "ADD TO CART" bar.
FOR "HOW TO BUY" OVERVIEW, see: http://etsy.me/G2i2S

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SHIPPING METHODS
**This item ships Priority Mail to U.S.
**This item ships First Class International [tracking/insurance unavailable]

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CAREFUL PACKAGING IS A PRIORITY FOR ALL SHIPMENTS!

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE DON'T HESITATE TO CONTACT ME. YOU MAY ALSO WANT TO CHECK MY POLICIES FOR DETAILED INFORMATION.
Bark Cloth Foldover Purse Vintage Handmade Polynesian Tapa Cloth Tribal Textile

DETAILS ~ Tribal Bark Cloth Handmade Envelope Purse
Condition: EXCELLENT; very well preserved; appears unused; notable consideration is a somewhat rough horizontal line across top area on back where fabric appears to overlap, minimally apparent and no impact on character, strength or stability of textile/purse
Date Range: 1960s-1970s
Dimensions: Height, 7 7/8;” Foldover Flap, 3;” Width, 12;” Strap, 36”
Maker: Unknown; this piece originally belonged to a relative who traveled the world as part of an avant garde dance troupe in the 1960s and 1970s; unable to confirm specific artist, origin or date it was made.

www.etsy.com/shop/Curiopolis

This striking tribal purse likely originated in Samoa in the 1960s or 1970s. A fusion of a stunning bark cloth textile of original design on the exterior that is faced with a beautiful woven lauhala lining, the bag is sewn together with a grass edging and hangs from a 36” braided grass strap in black. The foldover purse closes with a black braided grass loop and bead.

A fabulous mix of geometry and abstraction, the purse features an inspired blend of ancient motifs and modernism.

A great collector’s piece in excellent condition, the bag is a good size for holding an iPad (with room to spare for your phone) and, of course, it is also a beautiful work of art to display as part of your surroundings or a rarified adornment with so much life in its meshes ~

* * * * * * * * * *
Thanks so much for visiting the shop ~
To see all items, go to:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/Curiopolis

FREE GIFT WRAPPING is available for nearly any item in the shop (with a very few super sized or bulky exceptions). Your purchase will be elegantly packaged in a gift box presentation designed to make a favorable impression.

TO SAVE THIS ITEM AS A FAVORITE for future reference or purchase,
click heart button BELOW green "ADD TO CART" bar.
FOR IMMEDIATE PURCHASE, click the green "ADD TO CART" bar.
FOR "HOW TO BUY" OVERVIEW, see: http://etsy.me/G2i2S

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SHIPPING METHODS
**This item ships Priority Mail to U.S.
**This item ships First Class International [tracking/insurance unavailable]

* * * * * * * * * *
CAREFUL PACKAGING IS A PRIORITY FOR ALL SHIPMENTS!

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE DON'T HESITATE TO CONTACT ME. YOU MAY ALSO WANT TO CHECK MY POLICIES FOR DETAILED INFORMATION.

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5 out of 5 stars
(286)

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I accept personal checks and money orders. Please just keep in mind that sending payment via USPS or other delivery method will affect turnaround time to allow for deposit and notice of clearance from the bank.

* * *FEE ALERT FOR INTERNATIONAL BUYERS* * *
PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL FEES REQUIRED BY YOUR GOVERNMENT, WHICH MAY INCLUDE VAT (VALUE ADDED TAX), CUSTOMS, TARIFFS, DUTIES OR OTHER COSTS.

CURIOPOLIS OFFERS A LAYAWAY OPTION FOR ITEM PURCHASES * * *
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Returns & exchanges

I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 2 days of purchase
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
CURIOPOLIS ACCEPTS RETURNS

Descriptions of the shop's offerings are designed to provide key information effectively in text and photos. Details are important but may be missed.

RETURNS IN THE EVENT ITEM(S) NOT AS DESCRIBED:
If you believe the item you purchased is not as described, please notify CURIOPOLIS immediately, ideally, PRIOR TO LEAVING FEEDBACK. Arrangements for return shipping and FULL REFUND will be determined at that time.

In the event an item is sent back due to an inaccurate listing, please return item within 10 days of receipt of delivery FOR A FULL REFUND. The item should be returned via comparable means and cost. PLEASE NOTIFY CURIOPOLIS BEFORE SHIPPING. Please ship item in its "ORIGINAL CONDITION," -- the condition in which it was received. A FULL REFUND will be issued upon return receipt, INCLUDING RETURN SHIPPING COST.

RETURNS FOR REASONS OTHER THAN ITEM(S) NOT AS DESCRIBED:
Upon determination to return an item for a reason other than an inaccurate listing, please NOTIFY CURIOPOLIS BEFORE SHIPPING that you wish to return the item. REFUND FOR PURCHASE PRICE WILL BE ISSUED IN THE EVENT OF RETURN AT WILL PROVIDED THAT 1) the item is sent back within 7 days of receipt of delivery; and 2) the item is returned in its "ORIGINAL CONDITION," that is, in the condition in which it was received.


RETURN/REFUND FOR ITEMS DAMAGED IN TRANSIT:
CURIOPOLIS goes to considerable length to ensure all items are securely packaged for safe delivery. Even with the best packaging, however, things happen. Let's hope it doesn't happen on my watch or in your case. IN THE EVENT OF DAMAGE IN TRANSIT, PLEASE NOTIFY CURIOPOLIS IMMEDIATELY.

Depending on several factors, a REFUND WILL BE ISSUED AS PROMPTLY AS POSSIBLE WITH THIS CAVEAT:

IF AN ITEM IS DAMAGED IN TRANSIT, I WILL NEED TO GET PHOTOS OF DAMAGED ITEM (AND BOX) AND MAY NEED TO HAVE THE ITEM RETURNED FOR POSTAL INSPECTORS TO EXAMINE PRIOR TO AUTHORIZING PAYMENT FOR AN INSURANCE CLAIM. Upon agreement of terms, including my receipt of photos of damaged item, box and in some instances return of item as well as other variables that may come into play, A REFUND WILL BE ISSUED AS PROMPTLY AS POSSIBLE.

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If you are not 100% satisfied for any reason, please contact me immediately. I will make every effort to resolve the situation amiably and as soon as possible.
Questions about your order?
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Shipping policies

DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING

GENERAL INFORMATION
Please contact me with any questions, requests or requirements BEFORE purchase. I can reserve or "hold" listing in your name and adjust invoice as needed.

CURIOPOLIS ships within 1-3 days after receipt of payment.

Please note that, once shipped, CURIOPOLIS cannot be responsible for transit or customs delays.

Shipping charges include all packaging and handling fees.

SHIPPING INSURANCE IS INCLUDED FOR FRAGILE AND LUXURY ITEMS ON AN AS NEEDED BASIS. I WILL NOTIFY YOU THAT INSURANCE HAS BEEN PURCHASED FOR YOUR ITEM IN THE EMAIL THAT IS SENT WHEN ITEM SHIPS.

SHIPPING WITHIN U.S.
Items are shipped on terms and price included in the listing.

ALL ITEMS SHIP TO U.S. VIA USPS PRIORITY MAIL with tracking and, if appropriate due to contents or if requested by buyer, insurance will be included in shipping charge quoted in the listing.

INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING
Items are shipped on terms and price included in the listing.

* * *FEE ALERT FOR INTERNATIONAL BUYERS* * *
PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL FEES REQUIRED BY YOUR GOVERNMENT, WHICH MAY INCLUDE VAT (VALUE ADDED TAX), CUSTOMS, TARIFFS, DUTIES OR OTHER COSTS.

US POSTAL SERVICE RATES HAVE INCREASED SUBSTANTIALLY IN 2013, ESPECIALLY FOR INTERNATIONAL PARCELS. I MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO FIND THE LEAST EXPENSIVE AND MOST SECURE SHIPPING METHOD FOR EACH LISTING.

ITEMS SHIPPED TO INTERNATIONAL LOCATIONS TRAVEL EITHER VIA USPS FIRST CLASS OR PRIORITY MAIL, DEPENDING ON VALUE AND/OR SIZE AND LOCATION. INSURANCE AND TRACKING IS UNAVAILABLE FOR 1ST CLASS.

FOR UPGRADE TO USPS PRIORITY INTERNATIONAL, UPGRADE FEE IS QUOTED IN THE SHIPPING INFO SECTION INCLUDED IN THE TEXT OF THE LISTING.

If choosing UPGRADE, please contact me BEFORE purchase. I can reserve or "hold" listing in your name and adjust invoice as needed.

USPS PRIORITY INTERNATIONAL includes tracking and, if appropriate due to contents or if requested by buyer, insurance will be included in PRIORITY UPGRADE charge described in the listing.


CURIOPOLIS COMBINES SHIPPING COSTS ON PURCHASE OF MULTIPLE ITEMS AS DESCRIBED BELOW:

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO CHECK OUT FEASIBILITY FOR COMBINED SHIPPING IN THE EVENT OF PURCHASING MORE THAN ONE ITEM, PLEASE CONTACT ME.

Items shipped in the same package may be eligible for significant reduction in total cost, depending on weight, size and destination.

Items shipped in multiple packages may be eligible for reduced total cost, depending on weight, size and destination.

INTERNATIONAL COMBINED SHIPPING
For 1st Class International, weight limit is 4 pounds; heavier items MUST be shipped
in two or more 1st Class parcels or via PRIORITY (considerably higher cost per pound but tracking and insurance are included).

CAREFUL PACKAGING IS A PRIORITY FOR ALL SHIPMENTS!
DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING

GENERAL INFORMATION
Please contact me with any questions, requests or requirements BEFORE purchase. I can reserve or "hold" listing in your name and adjust invoice as needed.

CURIOPOLIS ships within 1-3 days after receipt of payment.

Please note that, once shipped, CURIOPOLIS cannot be responsible for transit or customs delays.

Shipping charges include all packaging and handling fees.

SHIPPING INSURANCE IS INCLUDED FOR FRAGILE AND LUXURY ITEMS ON AN AS NEEDED BASIS. I WILL NOTIFY YOU THAT INSURANCE HAS BEEN PURCHASED FOR YOUR ITEM IN THE EMAIL THAT IS SENT WHEN ITEM SHIPS.

SHIPPING WITHIN U.S.
Items are shipped on terms and price included in the listing.

ALL ITEMS SHIP TO U.S. VIA USPS PRIORITY MAIL with tracking and, if appropriate due to contents or if requested by buyer, insurance will be included in shipping charge quoted in the listing.

INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING
Items are shipped on terms and price included in the listing.

* * *FEE ALERT FOR INTERNATIONAL BUYERS* * *
PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL FEES REQUIRED BY YOUR GOVERNMENT, WHICH MAY INCLUDE VAT (VALUE ADDED TAX), CUSTOMS, TARIFFS, DUTIES OR OTHER COSTS.

US POSTAL SERVICE RATES HAVE INCREASED SUBSTANTIALLY IN 2013, ESPECIALLY FOR INTERNATIONAL PARCELS. I MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO FIND THE LEAST EXPENSIVE AND MOST SECURE SHIPPING METHOD FOR EACH LISTING.

ITEMS SHIPPED TO INTERNATIONAL LOCATIONS TRAVEL EITHER VIA USPS FIRST CLASS OR PRIORITY MAIL, DEPENDING ON VALUE AND/OR SIZE AND LOCATION. INSURANCE AND TRACKING IS UNAVAILABLE FOR 1ST CLASS.

FOR UPGRADE TO USPS PRIORITY INTERNATIONAL, UPGRADE FEE IS QUOTED IN THE SHIPPING INFO SECTION INCLUDED IN THE TEXT OF THE LISTING.

If choosing UPGRADE, please contact me BEFORE purchase. I can reserve or "hold" listing in your name and adjust invoice as needed.

USPS PRIORITY INTERNATIONAL includes tracking and, if appropriate due to contents or if requested by buyer, insurance will be included in PRIORITY UPGRADE charge described in the listing.


CURIOPOLIS COMBINES SHIPPING COSTS ON PURCHASE OF MULTIPLE ITEMS AS DESCRIBED BELOW:

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO CHECK OUT FEASIBILITY FOR COMBINED SHIPPING IN THE EVENT OF PURCHASING MORE THAN ONE ITEM, PLEASE CONTACT ME.

Items shipped in the same package may be eligible for significant reduction in total cost, depending on weight, size and destination.

Items shipped in multiple packages may be eligible for reduced total cost, depending on weight, size and destination.

INTERNATIONAL COMBINED SHIPPING
For 1st Class International, weight limit is 4 pounds; heavier items MUST be shipped
in two or more 1st Class parcels or via PRIORITY (considerably higher cost per pound but tracking and insurance are included).

CAREFUL PACKAGING IS A PRIORITY FOR ALL SHIPMENTS!

Additional policies

Enjoy your visit to the shop and be assured CURIOPOLIS offers buyers the best customer care anywhere. From providing attractive and secure packaging and handling to prompt, cost-conscious delivery, you can count on CURIOPOLIS to make it work and, with any luck, make it a pleasure.

FREE GIFT WRAPPING is available for nearly any item in the shop (with a very few super-sized or bulky exceptions). Your purchase will be elegantly packaged in a gift box presentation designed to make a favorable impression ~

Bark Cloth Foldover Purse Vintage Handmade Polynesian Tapa Cloth Tribal Textile

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Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1970s
  • Materials: grass, handwoven textile, mud cloth, African tribal motifs
  • Feedback: 286 reviews
  • Favorited by: 74 people
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