The expanded base on this handsome clutch from Sinai, Egypt permits you to carry slightly bulky items like a small compact or wallet, yet maintain a sleek profile. It is also a convenient size to slip into a larger tote bag.
The lined clutch has a zippered closure and it is embellished with embroidered, beaded motifs and a fine beaded trim around all the edges.
The motifs have been revived from the elder women of the local Bedouin tribe, preserving a cultural tradition that has almost become extinct with adoption of mass-produced goods from Asia.
FanSina, Arabic for “Art of the Sinai”, is located in the small village of St. Catherine in South Sinai, Egypt. Established in 2002, it is a social enterprise that offers a way for more than 400 women in a deeply conservative culture to contribute economically to their families’ needs. It is managed by a local Bedouin woman, Selema Gabaly.