AMANDA Origami/Azuma Shoulder Bag


Shipping to United States: $17.95

A beautiful, large origami/Azuma bag made from vintage cotton fabric by Bernard Wardle dating c.1960s. Lined in a black calico with dual interior pockets, perfect for storing Smartphones and sunglasses.

The bold fabric has a green and black background, patterned with large geometric flowers in shades of orange, ochre, lilac, and black - so reminiscent of the 1960s.

Not only does this bag look fabulous, but it's strong and comfortable to carry on the shoulder too. And because of its generous size, it can fit a huge amount of stuff inside! It's perfect for carrying groceries, books, folders, laptops, baby essentials, or clothing.

Composition: 100% cotton fabric outer & lining.

Every order comes with FREE UK DELIVERY (no minimum spend), so treat yourself, or buy someone a special and unique gift.

Length 70 cm (27.15 ins)
Width, at widest point 70 cm (27.15 ins)

๐Ÿ”† FABRIC CARE: The outer fabric and lining were pre-washed before making this item.

๐Ÿ”† Machine washable at 30ยฐC
๐Ÿ”† Do not tumble dry (allow to air-dry)
๐Ÿ”† Iron on medium

The company Bernard Wardle started in the 1930s and produced a variety of designs in cotton chintz along with hand and roller-printed linen for interiors from their base in Stockport, Greater Manchester.

Colourfast dyes were introduced in the 1950s which enabled the company to use vibrant colours in new popular patterns. By the 1960s, Bernard Wardle had become well known for producing high-quality fabric and printing for Heals using designers such as Robert Dodd, Colleen Farr, Elizabeth Tuff, Janet Taylor, and Natalie Gibson. Edward Pond was design director from 1962-65 introducing a series of great designs.

๐Ÿ”† AZUMA means: "east". It is said that Azuma bags originated in Japan during the Edo period (1603-1867) when common people, who saw bags carried by Westerners, imitated them by sewing together furoshiki and tenugui cloth (traditional Japanese cotton cloth used for carrying things).

๐Ÿ”† SUSTAINABLE: This product has been made from fabric offcuts that would otherwise end up in a landfill.

๐Ÿ”† IMAGES: I produce accurate images but the fabric colours can vary depending on your device or from screen to screen.

๐Ÿ”† POSTAGE: All orders are posted in eco-friendly wrapping. FREE UK POSTAGE by Royal Mail 2nd Class Standard (other postage options are available at checkout). For a small additional fee, you can have your item specially gift wrapped (includes Kraft tag with your message). Please confirm your message at checkout or contact me with details.

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Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.