Steven and William Ladd, ‘Fire Tower 5’, 2004, Mingei International Museum
Steven and William Ladd, ‘Fire Tower 5’, 2004, Mingei International Museum

Handbag of tan Ultra Suede, metal corset pieces, and rubber, and two hand loomed glass bead panels. Both bead panels are symmetrical in shape color and design. They serve as the sides of the handbag and each have a motif of 8 various colors and finishes of beads on a background of matte grey metallic beads. Hand sewn box with an exterior of tan Ultra Suede and lined in chocolate silk charmeuse. Three small pieces of loomed thread and bead detritus sit in the bottom of the box.

Handbag dimensions: 13 1/2 x 2 7/8 x 4 1/4 inches.

Function and Fantasy: Steven and William Ladd. Mingei International Museum, San Diego, California. 2014. Curator Christine Knoke.

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