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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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