Sunday, September 5, 2010
I've have always carried a well sized leather bag which I replace annually. I need to. I wear them pretty hard. But this year I was presented with a bilum from PNG that I could have sworn would see the inside of my cupboard but instead has become my bag for 2010 despite its small size and complete lack of internal pockets. Who would have thunk it? Now I see Hell Gallery have an exhibition and sale of Brianna Lee Martin's scarves and bags from 10-12 September. When an email about these hit my inbox I got that tight feeling in the chest, like, I want it (bag, scarf), I want it bad. The photographic detail on bleemweaver's site doesn't give much away – a stud, a hint of tan leather and a zigzag design in cream against a background of colourful stripes. Look I thought the 't' word too. Tribal or a bit folk, who's going to quibble? Go straight to Hell for one of these.