Princess Hyacinth - Mucha art nouveau print with vintage kimono backing - Limited Edition
Princess Hyacinth - Mucha art nouveau print with vintage kimono backing - Limited Edition

Princess Hyacinth - Mucha art nouveau print with vintage kimono backing - Limited Edition

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Limited edition.  A classic print by Art Nouveau artist, Alphons Mucha.  This bag features a beautifully printed satin front combined with a very high quality pure silk vintage kimono fabric in a soft periwinkle lavender blue.  This is a limited edition bag hand-sewn in Czech Republic. 

This is a beautifully made printed drawstring bag in quality silk with silver metallic topstitching.  Super-soft silk bags with a gleam in the light.  The cord is gold color with nice Czech chunky glass beads.  Princess Hyacinth silk bag is lined with a silk blend.  Each bag is individually printed with special inks that stay vivid.  They will not fade or bleed.  Your silk drawstring bag is fully dry-cleanable. 

This silk bag was hand-sewn in Europe and approximately measures 5-1/2 by 8-1/4 inches.  I use it for my over-sized deck and it works great.  Not just for tarot cards though.  Great as a travel jewelry pouch, cosmetics bag, travel sewing kit or as a gift bag when you want the bag to be as special as the gift.  Lovers drawstring evening bag makes a very fine club bag.  Also called a drawstring bag purse.

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.

 

 

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