Thursday, June 26, 2008

Cool Vintage Finds - Woven dreams

It's an image I grew up seeing: men and women sitting by the side of the road selling their crafts to anyone who would buy, in order to make enough money to feed their families. These people were obviously not rich but they possessed a great wealth of talent and knowledge when it came to their particular trades.

One of the
trades popular here in Barbados and other developing countries is weaving. This is the process of interlacing two distinct sets of thread, yarn or thin strips of any flexible material, to form a fabric.

There are various types of weave including plain weave, knitting, basket weave, twill, satin weave and jacquard weave which are used to make products such as fabric, baskets, hats and bags.

Below are some vintage woven items that I discovered.

Vtg. 80s Glam Blue Woven Gold Chain Clasp Purse
Starting Bid: US$14.99

Seller Description:

Glam blue and gold handbag. Basketweave plastic body. LONG and heavy gold chain strap. Gold clasp. Shoulder strap tucks inside. By Danieli.

Length - 7"
Height (excluding handle) - 6"
Shoulder Strap Drop - 22"

Condition: Great +

AUCTION END: Jun-29-08 19:02:00 PDT (3 days 12 hours)

Get this bag.

60s Mod Vtg. Ivory Woven Leather Stack Heel Oxford Shoes
Starting Bid: US$0.99

Seller Description:

Sweet pair of vintage 1960s - 1970s linen/ivory hue soft supple leather all the retro detail...stacked wood heel...super comfy...padded footbed...excellent condition...Designer: Cobbie


Ladies Size: 8.5N - 8 1/2 N
Heel to toe: 9.5"

Along inside footbed wide: 3"
Heel Height: 1.75"

AUCTION END: Jul-02-08 17:48:33 PDT (6 days 11 hours)

Get these shoes.

Vintage 1970s Braided Leather Woven Belt
Starting Bid: US$5.99

Seller Description:

Awesome vintage belt. Measures 24.5” when on smallest hole, 28” on largest. Some green oxidation from metal on inside of leather, see photos.

Jun-29-08 19:24:11 PDT (3 days 12 hours)

Get this belt.

Vintage 1960 "Le Charme" Black Raffia Straw Cloche Hat
Starting Bid: US$14.99

BUY-IT-NOW Price: US$18.00

Seller Description:

In this listing we are offering a lovely vintage 1960 black raffia straw hat. This hat is an "Individual LE CHARME Creation". The trim is grosgrain ribbon. The condition is wonderful gently used with no holes, stains, repairs or damage. This hat is fresh from a local estate. This hat measures 21 1/2 inches around the inside edge.

This hat measures approximately 5 inches tall. The brim is approximately 2 inch wide at the front

Jul-02-08 15:21:14 PDT (6 days 8 hours)

Get this hat.

Vintage Woven Rattan & Lucite Bangle Bracelet
Starting Bid: US$14.99

Seller Description:

Wonderful natural woven rattan or wicker laminated between black and clear Lucite bangle. Open work pattern reminiscent of an old woven cane back chair.

Measures 1" wide with a 2 1/2" (average) diameter and open in the back, excellent condition.

Jun-18-08 06:05:24 PDT (2 days 20 hours)

Get this bangle.

Vtg. 70s Peep Cut-out Heels Pumps Woven Boho Shoes
Current Bid: US$14.99

Seller Description:

Lovely pair of sky blue woven leather peep/ cut-out heels from the 70's/80's made by 9 WEST. The angled strips on he shoe are a woven braided leather with the back of the shoe in solid leather. These shoes are so stylish and will be awesome with your summer outfit. These shoes are a must-have!!!!! Overall these shoes are in excellent vintage condition with a small smudge on the heel!!!

Size: 6.5 M
Length: 9 1/4 inches (heel to toe where extends in heel)
Width: 3 1/3 inches (widest part of sole)
Heel: 3 1/4 inches

AUCTION END: Jun-29-08 19:43:17 PDT (3 days 13 hours)

Get these shoes.

Vintage 80s Liz Claiborne Beige Wide Brim Woven Hat
Starting Bid: US$14.99

Seller Description:

This SPECTACULAR BEIGE Woven HAT with Round Mother of Pearl TRIM Circles on Hat band -- is SPECTACULAR!!! It's from the 1980s...fine weaving done in the Phillipines with a sexy 5 1/2" brim! It has the most gorgeous hatband woven in beige and mother of pearl circles embellishments for DESIGN INTEREST -- so GLAMOROUS!! It features very fine weaving. It was made in the Phillipines for LIZ CLAIBORNE - a world respected and sought after designer for fine items!!

It is in barely used vintage condition and looks like it was barely worn.

Jul-01-08 19:27:14 PDT (5 days 12 hours)

Get this hat.

Vtg. 80s Pink Woven Straw Stripe Boho Clutch Purse
Starting Bid: US$11.99

Seller Description:

What an awesome reddish/salmon pink & tan woven straw vintage purse from the 80s . This woven straw bag is accented with a vertical stripe Design in red/salmon pink and tan at the top. This envelope snap closure bag has a swirl flap. This bag is lined in a solid cream cotton material and has a side zippered pocket. The main compartment of the bag has a zippered entry This Bag is in excellent condition!!!

Measurements: Height: 8.5 inches ( top to bottom) folded Length: 12 1/4 inches (left to right)

Jun-29-08 19:31:00 PDT (3 days 11 hours)

Get this purse.


Eleh said...

mm. i always like anything woven or those made of straw!

Shay said...

the little blue purse is a darling!

Sharon Rose said...

Wow-lovely, lovely picks Danz!! my faves are the 1st bag, the last bag, the peep toe pale blue shoes and the cloche hat-so very nice!!

Toni Alexis said...

ooh ohh ohh love the bangle :)


Ida said...

The first bag is really good. I love its color and the straps.

Dapper Kid said...

I absolutely adore the blue bag and black hat!! They are amazing!

The Seeker said...

OMG, I love the blue bag and the first hat!!!
Again an informative and great post.


fashion herald said...

love the clutch, the black raffia is adorable, and i love a braided belt.


Great findings! Thank you for pointing out these gems.

Psyche said...

Great woven picks!

I espcially appreciate the story about the folks selling crafts by the roadside. It sure took me back :)

CoutureCarrie said...

Really sincere and lovely post and well-documented, as always D! I took several basket weaving classes and it truly is an art form. Such beautiful pieces, and they last (seemingly) forever!

Nay'Chelle said...

The first woven purse is beutiful.

Cheryl Lynn said...

The black straw cloche hat is beautiful. So is the blue purse. You are so talented in your writing. I love the historical tips you give in your posts. Very informative.

Have a wonderful evening, love.

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enc said...

I love woven things, too, especially hats and handbags.

TAG: for the "Page 123 Thingy." I added you to the list because you expressed interest. Will you try it?

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pammish said...

nice post there!

my 3rd world country (philippines) also possess the same skills, and i kind of (always) neglecting their crafts for seeing them everywhere! thats why im always surprised everytime i see foreign brands using the same stuff / style in their summerwear, or celebrities loving them (think rafe tutenco of rafe new york)..

from reading this entry, i now know that there's still alot of things from home that i shud be proud of! like u! :)

Laurel said...

Hey you! Wonderful collection of pieces you found. Man, you have such a good eye for accessories, seriously. I love that blue on the first woven bag. I hope you're doing well, mi amore!!


christina said...

I am a huge fan of the woven belt!!

thetinylittlegirl said...

love those pumps! and i've always been a fan of a big woven hat ;-)

Blonde hair, Blue jeans said...

the first bag and the hats...they're so amazing!

AsianCajuns said...

Lovely items! I especially covet those baby blue heels.
Love the first photo as well. I think those baskets are wonderful.

That Girl said...

Wow, the fedora-ish hat, and the boho shoes are amazing. nice finds


Brigitte said...

That blue purse is tempting.

yiqin; said...

How do you always manage to find such amazing stuffs! I have been pretty addicted to straw lately..I really liked the purse!

Kira Fashion said...

so great findings!!! i love first purse!!!

a kiss!!!

Imelda Matt said...

this is the only kind of 'weave' I like! Another great trend focused post!xx

Jay said...

the bag is a great find{

saray said...

I love the Blue Woven bag!

jess said...

i love the black hat.

Jen (MahaloFashion) said...

I have to admit I've always been drawn to weaved items, bags, shoes, hats etc it's such a creative and historical way to make things.

Danz said...

Thanks very much to everyone for your comments! :)