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**Shoulder strap no longer available on this item. The strap configuration has changed/improved to two shortened wrist/elbow straps for ease in carrying and placement in the waist instead of bouncing off the hip. Also to look more realistic and proportional. It uses the same amount of material and snakes, it just looks better and rides along side a body more ergonomically. You may view an example of the improved straps in this deluxe edition of the purse:

Medusa was an ancient gorgon sister known for her protective qualities. She was commonly worn as an amulet or a figurehead on shields.

She is classic mythology. Stony in the face because you aren't supposed to look at her for fear you will, yourself, turn to stone! But peeking at the writhing snakes is irresistible... their beady eyes and forked tongues flashing between dark-cool-sea-hues and bright blood red. I swear I just saw one move!

A customer commissioned me for a snake themed purse and I immediately had visions of a stony hued face with writhing snake hair. I wanted her modern and natural so I decided on a face shape without color deliniation to the features - (if you want features, please ask and I will commission it for you) and the stone color was perfect for the myth. I also wanted her earthy and tactile, so I decided on wool - hand needle felted wool.

It takes weeks to dry all that wool into shape so expect one to two months before delivery.

She is approximately 6" x 8" tall and wide with two 6" straps. Her snakes open to access whatever you keep inside the padded/quilted lined inner compartment and phone pocket.

Please note, the purse pictured is sold and each new one I make will have slight differences depending on availability of supplies.

Any other ideas for sculpted purses? ... challenge me! The sky's the limit!
Ferdinand Worthington

Custom Purse Gorgon head with Medusa snake hair

$150.00 USD
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  • Handmade item
  • Materials: fabric, thread, trims, beads, sequins, wool roving, draping liquid, snake imprint faux leather
  • Made to order
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Feedback: 59 reviews
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