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Mary Jo Hiney Designs

Wild Poppy Petite Hexagon Étui

Wild Poppy Petite Hexagon Étui

Regular price $300.00 USD
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The Wild Poppy Petite Hexagon Étui measures about 3 1/4" tall and is about 3" wide.  The hidden construction elements are cardboard, wool felt and wool roving. The exterior is covered in Wild Poppy matelassés and velvet. The interior is comprised of Coral Rose silk velvet needle panels and a Wild Poppy silk velvet pincushion.  The two-layered half-circle ribbonwork accents on the étui exterior, utilizing the coin-ruching technique, are comprised of Candy Apple, Wild Poppy and Plum silk ribbons.  Tiny beads accent the Lid Strip scalloped edge and the Lid edge.  Narrow antique lace, hand-dyed in Wild Poppy, edge each needle panel.  Antique metallic brass trims embellish the base edge and lid edge.   At the lid center is a velvet-covered magnet.  The lid can also be used as a tray.

MJ's handcrafted, hexagon-shaped Wild Poppy étui has been designed as a beautiful place to hold favored hand-sewing needles and pins, but would just as easily display a collection of treasured brooches. 

This one-of-a-kind piece will arrive with a petite booklet included, signed and dated by MJ, that describes the étuis intricacies and unique qualities as written here. The construction and finishing used to create this scalloped seashell box is of couture quality.

Etui: From the 17th century French verb estuier, to hold, and its nominal derivative estui, a holder/container, an étui is a small, decorative case that was used to hold and carry sewing items, sealing wax or toilet articles.  The etui was designed to be a portable fashion accessory, a kind of predecessor to the handbag.  

 

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