This Chi Chi hand-crafted purse was created from an original cigar box. On the front of the purse you will find a vintage-theme postcard that has been découpaged carefully onto the wood. On the back is fabric that has been carefully laminated to the wood. The entire purse was then sealed with several coats of semi-gloss. All of the original hardware has been removed, and more durable, solid brass hinges and latch were placed. The handle of the purse was created with various beads to compliment the design of the purse. The handle was made to withstand stress, and anything you can pack into this purse! The bottom is signed, and this purse will never be replicated. Many hours were spent creating this one-of-a-kind piece of wearable art. When you're not using the purse, put it on display. A true conversation starter! The Chi Chi Bar & Grill opened on Palm Canyon in Palm Springs, in 1941. The owner later opened a second Chi Chi club on the island of Catalina.
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