A classic print by Art Nouveau artist, Alphons Mucha. This tarot bag features a beautifully printed satin front combined with a very high quality silk velvet. A good Bohemian hippie bag gift.
- These drawstring bags are beautifully made in a high-quality Vietnamese silk.
- Finished with Czech cord in gold and Czech glass bead finials (these gorgeous, chunky beads are made just for Baba Studio).
- Fully lined in a toning silk-mix fabric for a little extra touch of luxury.
- Printed individually in vivid, luscious colors (dry-clean only).
- The print is absolutely color-fast and won't fade, run or otherwise deteriorate in normal use, so you will be able to enjoy it for years.
- Approximately 5.5 inches by 8.25 inches, it is a really useful size. I'd say it is a medium drawstring pouch. You can store a tarot deck inside as it is large enough to use for even the most over-sized cards.
Alfons Mucha, a painter and decorator in art nouveau, was born on July 24th, 1860 in the Czech Republic. He died July 14th, 1939. He was known as Alphonse Mucha and Alfonse Mucha. He produced many paintings, illustrations, advertisements, postcards, and designs. Many of his paintings and illustrations were used as ads and postcards.
When fascism reached its peak in the late 1930's, his reputation and work suffered because the press understood him to be reactionary. His art was deemed dated and no longer desirable to collectors. He was of Jewish ancestry. When the Nazi's moved into Czechoslovakia in 1939, he was soon arrested and interrogated. He was 79 and contracted pneumonia in prison. Later, he was released that summer, but he died from the pneumonia.
His son was an author and wrote a lot about his father to restore the integrity of the art and his father's reputation. Mucha's work rose again in popularity during the '60's and now due to the overall great appreciation of Art Nouveau.
Great addition to your collection of Alphonse Mucha prints. velvet tarot bags or silk tarot bags. And if you have a friend that is a Mucha lover, hard to beat this for another of the many Alphonse Mucha gifts.