JOSEPHINE BAKER TOILE BOOK CLUTCH

1781
$1,630.00

Josephine Baker Paris Clutch with iconic shape and design
Hand embroidered silk thread and felt appliqué
Brass frame


Unique liberty print lining (could be different from the picture)
Limited edition numbered
Composition: 50% Cotton 25% Wool – 20% Brass 5% Silk Thread
Dimensions: 20cm x 14cm x 3cm

All of our bags are handmade and hand sewn with love and care in Portugal.
Any item you purchase is one of a kind. The product you receive might vary slightly from the product pictures and small differences can appear. The handcrafted nature of the item is what makes it beautifully unique.
 
After Josephine Baker’s first performance at Paris’s “La revue nègre,” she quickly became the major act at venues such as the cabaret music hall Folies Bergère, where she performed in her legendary banana skirt. Her fame was predominantly built on colonialist fantasies of non-Western cultures, and she created an exoticized image of herself through exaggerated dance moves, costumes, and characters. This hand-colored lithograph is part of a series drawn by caricaturist Paul Colin that pays homage to Baker's talent and charisma.
 
Josephine Baker (1906–1975) moved to Paris at age 19 to perform in La Revue nègre at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, and quickly became the main attraction. She played lead roles in four French feature films between 1927 and 1945; she worked for the French Resistance in World War II; and she dedicated her life to human rights causes. Baker was the first Black woman to receive a state funeral in France, and was posthumously inducted into the Panthéon, the nation’s mausoleum of heroes, in 2021.
 
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